Sweet Poll of Plymouth
DESCRIPTION: "Sweet Poll of Plymouth was my dear, When forc'd from her to go." Poll and the sailor part in sorrow. He is away for five years. By the time he returns home, "My Poll, the sweetest flower of May; Then languished, drooped, and died."
EARLIEST DATE: 1891 (Ashton-Sailor)
KEYWORDS: sailor love separation pressgang death
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Ashton-Sailor, #34, "Sweet Poll of Plymouth" (1 text)
Polly of Plymouth
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