A ship sails from the harbour; among the passengers is a young boy charged with desertion. His mother dies with grief as he leaves. But as the boat leaves a man falls overboard and the boy saves his life.
Author / Composer
[Written by Sailor Burton]
[Also known as As the Ship Sailed Away from Old Ireland] [Song in Helen Creighton collection with same title is also Roud 13687]
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