To All You Ladies now at Land

DESCRIPTION: "To all you ladies now at land, We men at sea indite," telling how hard it is to write. The singer hopes the women will understand why they are slow to answer. He tells of the hardships at sea and hopes the ladies will be true
AUTHOR: Charles Sackville, Earl of Dorset (Source: Ashton-Sailor)
EARLIEST DATE: 1891 (Ashton-Sailor); reportedly written 1664-1665
KEYWORDS: sailor hardtimes separation
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Ashton-Sailor, #77, "To All You Ladies now on Land" (1 text)
Chappell/Wooldridge II, pp. 154-155, "To All You Ladies Now At Land" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #13886
File: AshS077

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