No, Never, No

DESCRIPTION: "They sat by the fireside, his fair daughters three, They talked of their father who sailed on the sea." Each list the gift she will give if he never again goes to sea. But he dies in a storm. Each verse ends with the phrase, "No, never, no."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1909 (Heart Songs)
KEYWORDS: death drowning gift father children sailor separation
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Botkin-NEFolklr, pp. 556-557, "No, Never, No" (1 text, 1 tune)
File: BNEF556

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