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NOTES                           363
version is headed, 'written and sung by a gentleman in the character of a female ballad-singer at Liverpool Theatre.'
P. 325. The Answer to Oh, Cruel. Text from a broad­side in the possession of the editor, printed by J. Pitts, 14 Great St. Andrew Street, Seven Dials.
P. 326. The Female Lieutenant. From a broadside in the possession of the editor, without printer's name or place. Another version, frequently found, makes the two lovers come from Lichfield, names the lady Sarah Gray or Sarah Dunn, and makes her marry the captain. In Douce's collection in the Bodleian Library there is a much longer version, in three parts, called The Female Sailor's Garland.
P. 327. Billy Taylor. Printed in Fairburn's Naval Songster for 1805, p. 16.
P. 328. Cawsand Bay. Version supplied by Sir J. K. Laughton, who writes: ' It was brought into vogue about fifty years ago by a dear friend and brother officer of mine, Richard Creagh Saunders, then Naval Instructor of the Marlborough, the flagship in the Mediterranean. He was a man of poetic feeling, with a pretty turn for versifying, and a good know­ledge of music, though no voice to speak of. The account he gave me of it is this : He was staying in the country with an old messmate—I don't think he mentioned the name—who one day gave him some old journals, scrapbooks, &c, to look through ; and among them he found this song, which he copied there and then. Of its origin there was no trace. I more than half suspect that he was himself the. author of it. The tune to which he always sang it, and which his successors have of course followed, is, he said, an adaptation of an air in Don Giovanni.'
Mr. Saunders was born in January 1809, entered the navy in 1839, retired in 1865, and died in March 1886. There was a song called Cawsand, Bay, popular in the thirties, according to Captain Glascock. See Introduction, p. cxiv.
P. 330. General Campbell. Text from British Museum, 1876 (d. 217). On the events mentioned, see Clowes, vi. The names of the ships in verse 9 should be the Liffey and" the Larne. The latter was commanded by Marryat.
P. 331. Captain ROSS. From the Madden collection {London Printers, vii. 16). Date 1833. See Clowes, vi. 514-16.
P- 333- Capture Of St. Jean d'Acre. From the Madden collection (Country Printers, iii. 51). Action November 3, 1840. See Clowes, vi. 318. In verse 6, line 3, the original reads ' Curasford' for ' Carysfort.'
P. 334. The Borneo Heroes. Text in British Museum (1876. d. [810]). Also in the editor's collection, printed by