Sailor Bold (II), The
DESCRIPTION: The sailor "came to his true love to let her know That he once more to sea must go." She saysd "pray stay at home" with her because cannons may injure him. He says "pray stay at home" and she will always be in his mind. She watched him sail.
EARLIEST DATE: 1850 (according to Christie, 1881)
KEYWORDS: request war farewell separation wife sailor
REFERENCES (1 citation):
ADDITIONAL: W. Christie, editor, Traditional Ballad Airs (Edinburgh, 1881 (downloadable pdf by University of Edinburgh, 2007)), Vol II, pp. 244-245, "The Sailor Bold" (1 tune)
Bodleian, Harding B 28(104), "The Sailor Bold" ("A sailor bold the best of hearts"), G. Wood (Liverpool), c. 1814
cf. "The Sailor Bold (III)" (shares the first verse)
NOTES: The description is based on broadside Bodleian Harding B 28(104)).
The usual warning for Christie about "improved" texts.
Christie: "The Editor in 1850 noted this Air exactly as it was sung by 'Jenny Meesic' to the Ballad here given." - BS
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