Jolly Sailor (I), The

DESCRIPTION: "A lady born of birth and fame, To Greenwich town for pleasure came," where she sees a handsome sailor. She asks him why he remains single. He is too poor to marry. She says she will provide for him. He agrees to marry her; they settle in Kent
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1891 (Ashton-Sailor)
KEYWORDS: sailor love poverty marriage
FOUND IN:
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Ashton-Sailor, #59, "The Jolly Sailor; or, The Lady of Greenwich" (1 text)
Roud #952
BROADSIDES:
Bodleian, Douce Ballads 4(48), "The jolly sailor. Or the Lady of Greenwich," unknown, n.d.
File: AshS059i

Go to the Ballad Search form
Go to the Ballad Index Song List

Go to the Ballad Index Instructions
Go to the Ballad Index Bibliography or Discography

The Ballad Index Copyright 2016 by Robert B. Waltz and David G. Engle.