The Fair Maid On The Shore


What chance could a single woman have against an entire ship’s crew? Well, there’s a long tradition in English folk song of women coming off best against the odds. Some employ charms, some herbs, drink or cunning, but all are better thinkers. In this song a ship full of pirates and ne’er do wells are overcome by her voice and an appropriate song.

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