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.
AUTHOR: unknown
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)
Roud #6724
cf. "Locks and Bolts" [Laws M13] (theme: girl locked away by father) and references there
NOTES [25 words]: 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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File: GrD1011

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