Sailor and His Love, The
DESCRIPTION: A sailor asks his love, bound by iron, to dress as a sailor and follow him. She refuses: her father has heard from the sailor's crew that he is married. He swears he is free. She is convinced and says she'd follow him if he frees her.
EARLIEST DATE: 1914 (GreigDuncan5)
KEYWORDS: elopement lie rescue cross-dressing ship father sailor
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
GreigDuncan5 1011, "The Sailor and His Love" (1 text)
cf. "Locks and Bolts" [Laws M13] (theme: girl locked away by father) and references there
NOTES: The plot reads like an excerpt of "The Iron Door" but the text shares no lines with "Locks and Bolts," "The Iron Door," or "The Gallant Shoemaker." - BS
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