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
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)
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.
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