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
EARLIEST DATE: 1891 (Ashton-Sailor)
KEYWORDS: sailor love poverty marriage
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Ashton-Sailor, #59, "The Jolly Sailor; or, The Lady of Greenwich" (1 text)
Bodleian, Douce Ballads 4(48), "The jolly sailor. Or the Lady of Greenwich," unknown, n.d.
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