When First To This Country (II)

DESCRIPTION: "[My] poor heart beat sore" on leaving Molly. She pleads to come with him: "Short trouser, and jacket, my love I'll put on." He could not stand to see her beaten "So you can't come down with me, oh no my love, no." She will wait for his return.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: (Creighton-Maritime; MUNFLA/Leach)
KEYWORDS: love farewell separation cross-dressing sailor
FOUND IN: Canada(Mar, Newf)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Creighton-Maritime, pp. 70-71, "When First To This Country" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #2732
Michael Devereaux, "Lovely Jimmy" (on MUNFLA/Leach)
cf. "The Banks of the Nile (Men's Clothing I'll Put On II)" [Laws N9] (theme) and references there
cf. "The Maid in Sorrow (Short Jacket)" [Laws N12] (theme)
cf. "When First To This Country (I)" ("When First Unto This Country" lyrics) and references there
File: CrMa070

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