Grace Darling (Roud V3152)

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First Line "Oh! dearest dad, the winds are blowing" Parody of Roud V3151 (bar519)


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Oh! dearest dad, the winds are blowing,
Heavy the spray around us falls;
Some poor brave men may be in danger
Hark! 'tis the sound of duty calls
Light up the lamp ! and do so quickly,
Tho danger is near, the worst we'll brave
The tempest is raging but we are defiant,
And we will save them from their watery grave.

Chorus:  Oh! father dear, the winds are blowing,
                 Men in danger, and duty calls;
                 Bring out the boat, and let's get afloat,
                 And we'll rescue those men
                 As the darkness falls.

The father cried it's worse than useless-
We, the tempest to go and fight;
Go to bed my tender darling
Wait until the coming light,
But she cried, I cannot slumber.
Father! hear yon distant cry!
Whilse (sic) we here are quietly resting,
Brave men yonder p'raps may die.

They launch the boat in roaring billows,
And she comprised taht life-boat crew,
That gentle girl with hair all waving,
Pulled thro' the water brave and true;
The danger is great! She nears the vessel,
A shove off (sic) - joy to her they raise;
As she those gallant fellows rescue,
Oh she deserve (sic) the highest praise.

Chorus: Oh! darling dad, I fear no danger,
              I can fight the stormy wave
             And she, that gentle girl so noble,
             Went those helpless men to save


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Source Title Grace Darling
Bargery Number 496
Roud V3152
Earliest Date 1842
Evidence for Earliest Date The British Library's earliest copy of What Will You Do Love is dated 1842 [Music Collections H.1450.b.(40.)]
Latest Date 1891
Evidence for Latest Date The song book from which the text is taken includes a parody of "Ta Ra Ra Boom De Ay" which Lottie Collins first sang in England in 1891
Comments on Song
Related Songs
Source of Text Bodleian Library Firth b.28(3a/b). 25th ballad
Author Anonymous
Music (Given or Suggested) This is a parody of Bargery 519 so presumably went to the same tune. i.e. What Would You Do, Love. The chorus can be accommodated by repetition of either the first or second part of the tune.
Source of Music Naval Songs, edited by Stephen Bleecker (New York: W. A. Pond, 1905, reprint Portland, Maine: Longwood Press, 1976), p. 43
Composer Samuel Lover (1797-1868)
Music Notation The words have been fitted to the music by means of inserting hyphens into the text rather than by amending the source notation with ties and slurs.
Performer Charles Deane (1866-1910)
Printer or Publisher G Ingram and Co
Where Printed London
Other Imprints
First Line Oh! dearest dad, the winds are blowing,
Parsed Title Grace Darling
Variant Set This is parody of bar519

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A: Absent Minded Ganger railways/railway-workers/shunters-track-workers bar566
A: Absent-Minded Chairman railways/trades-unions-politics bar568
A: Advent of the Railway railways/advent-of-the-railway advent-of-the-railway
A: Aerial Steam Party fantasy-metaphor/fantasy bar163
A: Age of New Inventions steam-ships-and-boats/seagoing-vessels/other-seagoing-vessels bar621
A: Albion Mills On Fire industry/other-industry bar004
A: Albion Steam Boat steam-ships-and-boats/river-boats-before-1851/the-clyde-before-1851 bar705
A: All Change for LLanfairfechan railways/railway-workers/porters bar005
A: Appeal to Non-Society Men, An railways/trades-unions-politics bar007
A: Are You Good Natured Dear steam-ships-and-boats/river-boats-after-1850 bar008
A: Ariadne Steam Packet steam-ships-and-boats/seagoing-vessels/the-english-channel bar034
A: Awful boiler explosion at Bing textiles bar012
A: Awful catastrophe at the Clayt railways/accidents-and-disasters bar013
A: Awful Railway Accident Between railways/accidents-and-disasters bar014
B: Baker's Glory, or The Conflagr industry/other-industry bar508
B: Battle Fought On The Shields R railways/station-life bar021a
B: Battle Fought On The Shields R railways/passenger-experience bar021
B: Battle Fought On The Shields R railways/passenger-experience bar021copy
B: Beeching and After railways/railways-after-1845/beeching-and-after od027
B: Behind Time railways/accidents-and-disasters/accidents-safety-regulations bar694
B: Betty Martin Or The Steam Loo textiles bar026
B: Bill's Length railways/railway-workers/shunters-track-workers bar693
B: Birmingham And Liverpool Railw railways/advent-of-the-railway/railway-opening-ceremonies bar030a
B: Bishopsgate Depot Fire railways/railway-workers/porters-and-other-station-staff bar658
B: Blinky is Driving Tonight railways/railway-workers/drivers bar033
B: Blood on the Wheel railways/accidents-and-disasters/accidents-safety-regulations bar692
B: Boat That First Brought Me Ove steam-ships-and-boats/seagoing-vessels/the-irish-sea bar751
B: Bob Cruikshanks railways/railway-workers/drivers bar691
B: Bob the Groom roads-general/impact-of-steam-on-road-transport bar036
B: Bobby Walkstraight's Visit to steam-ships-and-boats/seagoing-vessels/the-great-eastern bar101
B: Bold English Navvy railways/railway-workers/navvies-and-railway-construction bar513
B: Bowling Railway railways/passenger-experience bar040
B: Bradshaw's Guide railways/passenger-experience bar041
B: Branch Lines railways/railways-after-1845/branch-lines od026
B: Brief Respite railways/trades-unions-politics bar567
B: Brighton Railway railways/passenger-experience bar045
B: Brighton Steam Packet steam-ships-and-boats/seagoing-vessels/the-english-channel bar046
B: Bubbles of 1825 fantasy-metaphor/fantasy bar507
B: Burning of the Albion Mills 17 narrative-sets ns011
B: Burning of the Montreal steam-ships-and-boats/shipwrecks/other-shipwrecks bar048
C: Cabman's Railway Yarn, The railways/railway-workers/drivers bar049
C: Calais Packet, The steam-ships-and-boats/seagoing-vessels/the-english-channel bar050
C: Camborne Hill od014-steam-coaches bar051
C: Carters and Railway Servants S railways/trades-unions-politics bar052
C: Changes on the Tyne, The railways/impact-of-railways-on-town-and-country/impact-of-railways-on-towns bar054
C: Charitable Steam to the Nore steam-ships-and-boats/holidays-and-excursions-water bar616
C: Charming Young Widow I Met in railways/passenger-experience bar520
C: Charming Young Widow I Met on railways/passenger-experience bar058
C: Cheap Excursion Train, The railways/holidays-excursions-by-rail bar059
C: Children's Games etc. children/childrens-games od0057
C: Clyde Steam Boats 1818 steam-ships-and-boats/river-boats-before-1851/the-clyde-before-1851 bar666
C: Clyde Steam Boats 1819 steam-ships-and-boats/river-boats-before-1851/the-clyde-before-1851 bar667
C: Coal colliery-railways od034
C: Cockneys Trip To Brummagem, Th railways/holidays-excursions-by-rail bar061
C: Collier Lass (The) colliery-railways bar504
C: Collision of Dublin and Belfas steam-ships-and-boats/shipwrecks/other-shipwrecks bar592
C: Connaughtman's Adventures in D od014-steam-coaches bar613
C: Conveyancing od014-steam-coaches bar729
C: Cotton Spinners From Mancheste textiles bar070
D: Dan O'Connell or Morris O'Donn fantasy-metaphor bar073
D: Danger Signal railways/railway-workers/signalmen bar074
D: Daniel O'Connell's Steam Engin fantasy-metaphor/fantasy bar075
D: Dashing Steam-Loom Weaver textiles bar079
D: Death and His Brother, Sleep od052 bar081
D: Death of John Thomas Hirst railways/accidents-and-disasters/accidents-safety-regulations bar743
D: Derivatives of the Cork Leg {R fantasy-metaphor/fantasy ds0001
D: Derwent Wagons railways/railway-workers/porters-and-other-station-staff bar578
D: Dirge of the Dragsman roads-general/impact-of-steam-on-road-transport bar626
D: Disaster at Elliot Junction 28 railways/accidents-and-disasters/train-crashes bar086
D: Dover Steam Packet, The steam-ships-and-boats/seagoing-vessels/the-english-channel bar089
D: Down By the Dark Arches railways/station-life bar090
D: Dr Beeching railways/trades-unions-politics bar092
D: Dreadful Accident to the Irish railways/accidents-and-disasters/train-crashes bar094
D: Dreadful Loss Of The Northflee steam-ships-and-boats/shipwrecks/the-northfleet bar362
D: Dreadful shipwreck of the Nort steam-ships-and-boats/shipwrecks/the-northfleet bar612
D: Driver of the Train, The railways/railway-workers/drivers bar097
D: Drivers railways/railway-workers/drivers od036
D: Drowning of the Northfleet Imm steam-ships-and-boats/shipwrecks/the-northfleet bar639
D: Dublin Steam Coach od014-steam-coaches bar099
D: Dudley Station railways/station-life bar537
D: Dumbarton Castle Steam Boat steam-ships-and-boats/river-boats-before-1851/the-clyde-before-1851 bar706
D: Duncan Weir railways/railway-workers/shunters-track-workers bar690
E: Eagle Steam Packet, the; or, a steam-ships-and-boats/seagoing-vessels/other-seagoing-vessels bar106
E: Economies With Lights railways/railway-workers/shunters-track-workers bar102
E: Elwy Steamer steam-ships-and-boats/river-boats-after-1850 bar105
E: Engine Driver's Story, A Thril railways/railway-workers/drivers bar108
E: Engine Driver's Story, The railways/railway-workers/drivers bar109
E: Epitaph on a Deceased Railwaym railways/trades-unions-politics bar368
E: Everyone to Their Liking steam-ships-and-boats/seagoing-vessels/the-english-channel bar728
E: Excursion to Putney steam-ships-and-boats/impact-of-steam-on-water-transport bar112
E: Extemporare Stanza steam-ships-and-boats/river-boats-before-1851/the-clyde-before-1851 bar714
F: Fall of Tay Bridge railways/accidents-and-disasters/tay-bridge-disaster bar660
F: Falmouth Railway Share Broker railways/railway-mania bar119
F: Fantasy fantasy-metaphor/fantasy od010
F: Fireman's Growl, The railways/railway-workers/firemen-guards bar122
F: Firemen & Guards railways/railway-workers/firemen-guards od037
F: First Break railways/accidents-and-disasters/accidents-safety-regulations bat747
F: First Foot railways/accidents-and-disasters/accidents-safety-regulations bar746
F: First Reactions to the Railway railways/advent-of-the-railway/first-reactions-to-the-railway od016
F: Five O'Clock in the Morning colliery-railways bar370
F: Flashie Steam-loom Weaver textiles bar128
F: Foster's Mill textiles bar285
F: Foundering of the Hibernia, steam-ships-and-boats/shipwrecks/other-shipwrecks bar130
F: Four songs about the Opening o newcastle-and-carlisle-railway-ns001 ns001
F: Frauds miscellaneous/frauds od051
F: From Peter Strongbow, New York steam-ships-and-boats/shipwrecks/other-shipwrecks bar056
F: Funny Doings at New Brighton steam-ships-and-boats/holidays-and-excursions-water bar655
G: Gallant Twain, The railways/accidents-and-disasters/train-crashes bar581
G: George Stephenson roads-general/impact-of-steam-on-road-transport bar535
G: Give Me A Ticket To Heaven fantasy-metaphor/religion-temperance bar134
G: Glasgow and Ayr Railway railways/advent-of-the-railway/railway-opening-ceremonies bar135
G: Glasgow is Improving Daily railways/impact-of-railways-on-town-and-country/impact-of-railways-on-towns bar136
G: Glasgow Religion steam-ships-and-boats/holidays-and-excursions-water bar738
G: Golden Stones of London steam-ships-and-boats/river-boats-before-1851/the-thames-before-1851 bar652
G: Good Old Days of Adam & Eve (1 industry/other-industry bar019
G: Good Old Days of Adam and Eve, general bar138
G: Grace Darling steam-ships-and-boats/shipwrecks/grace-darling-and-the-s-s-forfarshire bar518
G: Grace Darling (Poem by McGonag steam-ships-and-boats/shipwrecks/grace-darling-and-the-s-s-forfarshire bar649
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G: Grace Darling (Roud V3152) steam-ships-and-boats/shipwrecks/grace-darling-and-the-s-s-forfarshire bar496
G: Grace Darling and the S. S. Fo steam-ships-and-boats/shipwrecks/grace-darling-and-the-s-s-forfarshire ns003
G: Grace Darling or the Wreckers steam-ships-and-boats/shipwrecks/grace-darling-and-the-s-s-forfarshire bar497
G: Gravesend Steamer steam-ships-and-boats/river-boats-before-1851/the-thames-before-1851 bar633
G: Great Britain Ashore steam-ships-and-boats/seagoing-vessels/ss-great-britain bar100
G: Great Britain Stuck in the Mud steam-ships-and-boats/seagoing-vessels/ss-great-britain bar510
G: Great Eastern Steamship steam-ships-and-boats/seagoing-vessels/the-great-eastern bar727
G: Great Western Rail Road, The railways/advent-of-the-railway/first-reactions-to-the-railway bar141
G: Great Western, The steam-ships-and-boats/seagoing-vessels/other-seagoing-vessels bar142
G: Greenock Railway ('Twas on a M railways/passenger-experience bar146
G: Greenock Steam Boat steam-ships-and-boats/river-boats-before-1851/the-clyde-before-1851 bar711
G: Grimshaw's Factory Fire textiles bar509
H: Halifax Thornton and Keighley railways/impact-of-railways-on-town-and-country/impact-of-railways-on-the-countryside bar148
H: Handloom versus Powerloom textiles bar149
H: Hanes y Llong a Elwid Llundain steam-ships-and-boats/shipwrecks/loss-of-the-ss-london bar529
H: Haswell Cages colliery-railways bar151
H: Have You Seen the Great Easter steam-ships-and-boats/seagoing-vessels/the-great-eastern bar726
H: Hetton Coals colliery-railways bar153
H: Hey! Ho! Can't you Hear the St steam-ships-and-boats/holidays-and-excursions-water bar154
H: High Shields Goods Yard Lights railways/railway-workers/shunters-track-workers bar569
H: History o' Haworth Railway railways/advent-of-the-railway/railway-opening-ceremonies bar156
H: Holidays & Excursions by Boat steam-ships-and-boats/holidays-and-excursions-water od035
H: Holidays & Excursions by Rail railways/holidays-excursions-by-rail od030
H: Hop De Dooden Doo steam-ships-and-boats/seagoing-vessels/the-great-eastern bar657
H: Howdon For Jarrow, Loup Out! railways/passenger-experience bar538
H: Humble Heroes railways/accidents-and-disasters/train-crashes bar571
H: Husbands Boat steam-ships-and-boats/river-boats-after-1850 bar754
I: I Stand and Watch the Trains G railways/railway-workers/drivers bar465
I: Impact of Railways on the Coun railways/impact-of-railways-on-town-and-country/impact-of-railways-on-the-countryside od022
I: Impact of Railways on Towns railways/impact-of-railways-on-town-and-country/impact-of-railways-on-towns od021
I: Impact of Steam on Horse Trans roads-general/impact-of-steam-on-road-transport od015
I: Impact of Steam on Rural Life rural/impact-of-steam-on-rural-life od048
I: Impact of Steam on Water Trans steam-ships-and-boats/impact-of-steam-on-water-transport od038
I: In The Signal Box railways/railway-workers/signalmen bar178
I: Iron Horse, The railways/passenger-experience bar184
I: Isabella the Barber's Daughter steam-ships-and-boats/river-boats-after-1850 bar634
I: Islington Taylor, The Or The fantasy-metaphor/fantasy bar187
I: It Was In the Queen's County railways/railway-workers/navvies-and-railway-construction bar598
I: Items For Children children/items-for-children od0058
J: Jeames of Buckley Square railways/railway-mania bar553
J: Jessie the Belle at the Bar railways/station-life bar193
J: Jim Crow's Description Of The railways/advent-of-the-railway/railway-opening-ceremonies bar359
J: Jim Dally railways/railway-workers/drivers bar688
J: Jim's Whistle railways/railway-workers/shunters-track-workers bar687
J: Joan o' Grinfield textiles bar198
J: Jobson's Blunders, or Gas and steam-ships-and-boats/river-boats-before-1851/the-thames-before-1851 bar195
J: John Bull's Railway Station fantasy-metaphor/metaphorical bar196
J: John Gilpin's Steam Coach Excu od014-steam-coaches bar197
J: Johnny Green's Trip Fro' Owdhu textiles bar199
J: Johnny Met Her on a Steamer steam-ships-and-boats/river-boats-after-1850 bar200
J: Johnny the Engine Driver railways/railway-workers/drivers bar201
J: Journey with the Railway from railways/impact-of-railways-on-town-and-country/impact-of-railways-on-the-countryside bar203
J: Just What We'd All Like to See od052 bar547
K: Keelmen o' the Tyne steam-ships-and-boats/impact-of-steam-on-water-transport bar539
K: Kendal Fair railways/impact-of-railways-on-town-and-country/impact-of-railways-on-the-countryside bar205
K: King Steam general bar206
K: Knott Mill Fair railways/holidays-excursions-by-rail bar668
L: Laborare Est Ovare railways/accidents-and-disasters/accidents-safety-regulations bar580
L: Lady of the Lake steam-ships-and-boats/river-boats-before-1851/other-rivers-before-1851 bar749
L: Lamentable Lines on the Tay Br railways/accidents-and-disasters/tay-bridge-disaster bar210
L: Lamentation for the Loss of th steam-ships-and-boats/shipwrecks/the-comet bar211
L: Last Train From Bacup railways/railway-workers/porters-and-other-station-staff bar213
L: Launch of the Great Britain steam-ships-and-boats/seagoing-vessels/ss-great-britain bar145
L: Launch of the Great Eastern (C steam-ships-and-boats/seagoing-vessels/the-great-eastern bar215
L: Launch of the Great Eastern (O steam-ships-and-boats/seagoing-vessels/the-great-eastern bar216
L: Leinster Lass steam-ships-and-boats/seagoing-vessels/the-irish-sea bar596
L: Lines on the loss of the comet steam-ships-and-boats/shipwrecks/the-comet bar630
L: Liverpool's an Altered Town railways/impact-of-railways-on-town-and-country/impact-of-railways-on-towns bar503
L: Llanidloes & Newtown Railway railways/advent-of-the-railway/railway-opening-ceremonies bar224
L: London Emigrant Steam Ship steam-ships-and-boats/shipwrecks/loss-of-the-ss-london bar095
L: London sights od014-steam-coaches bar625
L: London Steamer, The steam-ships-and-boats/shipwrecks/loss-of-the-ss-london bar226
L: Loss of the Atlantic Mail Ship steam-ships-and-boats/shipwrecks/the-wreck-of-the-atlantic bar651
L: Loss of the Comet steam-ships-and-boats/shipwrecks/the-comet bar631
L: Loss of the Comet steam-boat. steam-ships-and-boats/shipwrecks/the-comet bar629
L: Loss of the Forfarshire steam-ships-and-boats/shipwrecks/grace-darling-and-the-s-s-forfarshire bar498
L: Loss of the Governor Fenner steam-ships-and-boats/shipwrecks/other-shipwrecks bar231
L: Loss of the London steam-ships-and-boats/shipwrecks/loss-of-the-ss-london bar389
L: Loss of the London 1866 steam-ships-and-boats/shipwrecks/loss-of-the-ss-london ns006
L: Loss of the Princess Alice steam-ships-and-boats/the-princess-alice-disaster bar734
L: Loss of the Princess Alice steam-ships-and-boats/the-princess-alice-disaster bar232
L: Loss of the Princess Alice by steam-ships-and-boats/the-princess-alice-disaster bar735
M: Manchester's an Altered Town railways/impact-of-railways-on-town-and-country/impact-of-railways-on-towns bar240
M: Margate Steam Yacht (From Lond steam-ships-and-boats/river-boats-before-1851/the-thames-before-1851 bar242
M: Margate Steam Yacht (Tea-Kettl steam-ships-and-boats/river-boats-before-1851/the-thames-before-1851 bar628
M: Marquis of Bute Steam Boat steam-ships-and-boats/river-boats-before-1851/the-clyde-before-1851 bar710
M: Mean-Minded Worker general bar583
M: Modern Railway Platform railways/station-life bar576
M: More Work for the Undertaker railways/railway-workers/shunters-track-workers bar252
M: Moses Of The Mail railways/railway-workers/drivers bar253
M: My Grandfather's Days railways/advent-of-the-railway/first-reactions-to-the-railway bar260
M: My Grandfather's Days railways/advent-of-the-railway/first-reactions-to-the-railway bar542
M: My Grandfather's Days steam-power-generally bar544
N: Nail It Down railways/trades-unions-politics bar575
N: Narrative Sets info narrative-sets narrative-sets
N: National Washerwoman fantasy-metaphor/metaphorical bar721
N: Navigators, the: (Railway Make railways/railway-workers/navvies-and-railway-construction bar335
N: Navvies railways/railway-workers/navvies-and-railway-construction od007
N: Navvy Boy railways/railway-workers/navvies-and-railway-construction bar263
N: Navvy on the Line (Bury) railways/railway-workers/navvies-and-railway-construction bar264
N: Navy Boys, The (Paddy's Green railways/railway-workers/navvies-and-railway-construction bar306
N: New Invented Steam Carriage od014-steam-coaches bar267
N: New London Railway, The railways/advent-of-the-railway/railway-opening-ceremonies bar269
N: New Sang Tiv an Aad Teun steam-ships-and-boats/impact-of-steam-on-water-transport bar648
N: New Steam Carriage Blown Up, T od014-steam-coaches bar271
N: Newcastle & North Shields Rail railways/advent-of-the-railway/first-reactions-to-the-railway bar564
N: Newcastle and Carlisle Railway railways/advent-of-the-railway/railway-opening-ceremonies bar272
N: Newcastle And Carlisle Railway railways/advent-of-the-railway/railway-opening-ceremonies bar502
N: Newcastle And Shields Railway railways/advent-of-the-railway/first-reactions-to-the-railway bar273
N: Newport Railway railways/advent-of-the-railway/first-reactions-to-the-railway bar716
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N: North Seaton Coachman fantasy-metaphor/fantasy bar593
N: Nottman railways/railway-workers/drivers bar282
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N: NS004 ~ Peart and Dean 1898 peart-and-dean ns-004
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O: Old man you'll burst your boil general bar289
O: Old Wylie's Stone railways/railway-workers/shunters-track-workers bar291
O: Oldham Workshops industry/other-industry bar292
O: On the Britannia Steam Boat steam-ships-and-boats/seagoing-vessels/the-irish-sea bar709
O: On the Glasgow Steam Boat steam-ships-and-boats/river-boats-before-1851/the-clyde-before-1851 bar707
O: On the Neptune Steam Boat steam-ships-and-boats/river-boats-before-1851/the-clyde-before-1851 bar703
O: On the Old Ellenny railways/railway-workers/porters-and-other-station-staff bar294
O: On the Sands (The weather was steam-ships-and-boats/holidays-and-excursions-water bar295
O: On the Sands (To Brighton, one railways/holidays-excursions-by-rail bar296
O: Only a Pointsman railways/accidents-and-disasters/accidents-safety-regulations bar565
O: Onward ~ A Tale of the S.E. Ra railways/railway-workers/shunters-track-workers bar300
O: Opening Ceremonies railways/advent-of-the-railway/railway-opening-ceremonies od012
O: Opening of the New Railway railways/advent-of-the-railway/railway-opening-ceremonies bar301
O: Opening of the Newcastle and C railways/advent-of-the-railway/railway-opening-ceremonies bar643
O: Other Industry industry/other-industry od046
O: Other Metaphorical fantasy-metaphor/metaphorical od047
O: Other River Boats after 1850 steam-ships-and-boats/river-boats-after-1850 od0056
O: Other Rivers Before 1851 steam-ships-and-boats/river-boats-before-1851/other-rivers-before-1851 od0006
O: Other Seagoing Vessels steam-ships-and-boats/seagoing-vessels/other-seagoing-vessels od042
O: Other Shipwrecks steam-ships-and-boats/shipwrecks/other-shipwrecks od033
O: Oxford & Hampton Railway railways/advent-of-the-railway/first-reactions-to-the-railway bar302
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Source Title Grace Darling
Bargery Number 496
Roud V3152
Earliest Date 1842
Evidence for Earliest Date The British Library's earliest copy of What Will You Do Love is dated 1842 [Music Collections H.1450.b.(40.)]
Latest Date 1891
Evidence for Latest Date The song book from which the text is taken includes a parody of "Ta Ra Ra Boom De Ay" which Lottie Collins first sang in England in 1891
Comments on Song
Related Songs
Source of Text Bodleian Library Firth b.28(3a/b). 25th ballad
Author Anonymous
Music (Given or Suggested) This is a parody of Bargery 519 so presumably went to the same tune. i.e. What Would You Do, Love. The chorus can be accommodated by repetition of either the first or second part of the tune.
Source of Music Naval Songs, edited by Stephen Bleecker (New York: W. A. Pond, 1905, reprint Portland, Maine: Longwood Press, 1976), p. 43
Composer Samuel Lover (1797-1868)
Music Notation The words have been fitted to the music by means of inserting hyphens into the text rather than by amending the source notation with ties and slurs.
Performer Charles Deane (1866-1910)
Printer or Publisher G Ingram and Co
Where Printed London
Other Imprints
First Line Oh! dearest dad, the winds are blowing,
Parsed Title Grace Darling
Variant Set This is parody of bar519

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