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Bargery Number 749
Music (Given or Suggested) Poem
Author Glass, Willison
Earliest Date 1828
Evidence for Earliest Date Date of event described
Source of Text A. Graham Lappin The Loch Lomond Steamers. Vale of Leven website [accessed 05May20]
Roud Not in the Roud Index
Comments on Song The source of the text say that the Lady of the Lake was overcrowded and capsised while loading passengers at Tarbet with 11 fatalities. An Edinburgh publican, Willison Glass, commemorated the event with a poem, a few lines of which survive.

Lady of the Lake

"One Miss Bunting, mild, discreet,
Who did belong to the High Street;
A widow-woman was there also,
Who did belong to the Rottenrow;
A doctor and his wife beside,
Who in Hutcheson-town did abide,
Enjoyed but two months of a married state,
For in Loch Lomond they met their fate."

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Oh What a Row

bar413: Dates 1820~1820|

Misadventures of the hero who takes his family on a steam boat excursion.

Lady of the Lake

bar749: Dates 1828~----|

Fragment of a poem about the capsize of the Lady of the Lake on Loch Lomond in 1828

Reply to Wordsworth

663c: Dates 1847~1847|

Allusion to the first steamer on Lake Windemere

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