Captain's Apprentice, The

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Captain's Apprentice, The
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Collected (and set with a Piano accompaniment) by Ralph Vaughan Williams, from the collection Folk Songs from the Eastern Counties. For solo voice with Piano accompaniment.

First sung to R. Vaughan Williams by James 'Duggie' Carter, a King's Lynn fisherman, the song tells the story of the death of a young boy aboard a ship. According to comments from RVW himself, "The ballad was probably called forth by a particularly brutal case of ill treatment, similiar to that narrated in it, which occurred some twenty or thirty years ago".


  • Captain's Apprentice, The


Product IDCOBS012948199
Composer/Artist/Author Ralph Vaughan Williams
Instrumentation Voice & Piano - Medium Voice
Publisher Novello
Publisher Ref No NOV170676
Language Eng
Media Single Sheet

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