During the takeover, loyal crewmen are being shown bayoneted or struck with rifle butts by the mutineers. In fact, the Bounty was taken bloodlessly and Bligh was the only one to physically put up resistance. See more
[Byam enters the courtroom and sees that the midshipman's dirk on the table points toward him; he knows that he has been condemned to death
Have you anything to say before the sentence of this court is passed upon you?
Milord, much as I desire to live, I'm not afraid to die. Since I first sailed on the Bounty over four years ago, I've know how men can be made to suffer worse things than death, cruelly, beyond duty, beyond necessity.
[turns to Captain Bligh
Captain Bligh, you've told...
Music by Thomas Augustine Arne
Words by James Thomson
Played often in the score
Sung by the crewmen See more