Napoleon's Farewell (Pretty English Girls)

DESCRIPTION: "Come all you pretty English girls, I must bid you adieu"; the singer is going to Alexandria to fight Napoleon. They enter houses in the fight and find girls crying for mercy. Now the wars are over and they intend to return to their girls and spend freely
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1891 (Ashton-Sailor)
KEYWORDS: Napoleon navy battle love separation reunion
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REFERENCES (1 citation):
Ashton-Sailor, #83, "The Sailor's Farewell" (1 text)
Roud #12823
BROADSIDES:
Bodleian, Harding B 17(269b), "The Sailor's Farewell," J. Pitts (London), 1819-1844; also Harding B 25(1701); Firth c.13(51) (appears to be a cut-down version of the preceding); Firth c.13(1); Harding B 16(240a); Harding B 17(270a); all by Pitts, 1819-1844; Harding B 17(269a), "The Sailor's Farewell," Angus (Newcastle), 1774-1825
File: AshS83

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