DESCRIPTION: The orphaned singer is "going home to the old country" as a sailor on Unicorn. It is hard work and hard bread for twelve days to Liverpool. At Glasgow "girls were very kind ... I bid farewell To the darned old Unicorn"
EARLIEST DATE: 1932 (Creighton-NovaScotia)
KEYWORDS: rambling sea ship sailor floatingverses
FOUND IN: Canada(Mar)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Creighton-NovaScotia 149, "Unicorn" (1 text, 1 tune)
ST CrNS149 (Partial)
NOTES: This song is item dD46 in Laws's Appendix II. - BS
Although this seems to be an independent song, I've given it the keyword "floatingverses" because so many of the lines are commonplace. - RBW
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