According to Derek Scott in The Singing Bourgeois
, the Victorian tenor Sims Reeves used "The Bay Of Biscay" as a standard encore for thirty years; the song was also a popular choice for school music lessons in England at one time. The actual Bay of Biscay
is located between Spain and France; the term Bay is something of a misnomer, as it is a very large area, and is renowned for some of the most treacherous storms in the Atlantic, the subject of the song.
Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 2