Jack Returned from Sea

DESCRIPTION: "Here I am, poor Jack, Come home a long voyage from sea... Many droll sights I have seen, But I wish the wars was over." The singer describes some of the hard struggles he has faced. He repeats his wish for peace, but will continue to fight if needed
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1891 (Ashton-Sailor)
KEYWORDS: sailor navy war battle
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Ashton-Sailor, #90 insert, "Jack Return'd from Sea" (1 text)
ST AshS090i (Partial)
Roud #22807
Bodleian, Harding B 16(116d), "Jack returned from sea" ("Here I am poor Jack"), J. Pitts (London), 1819-1844; Firth b.25(235)=Harding B 11(369), "Poor Jack," W. and T. Fordyce (Newcastle), 1832-1842; also Harding B 11(1528), "Here I am poor Jack," J. Harkness (Preson), 1840-1866; Firth c.12(308), "Poor Jack," H. Such (London), 1849-1862; Harding B 11(2639), H. Such, London; Harding B 28(87), "Poor Jack," unknown, n.d.; Harding B 25(942), "A new song. Jack returned from sea," unknown, n.d.
File: AshS090i

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