Come Ashore Jackie Tar
DESCRIPTION: "Come ashore, Jackie Tar, an' yer trousers on." "Kiss a bonnie lass." "Hae a biscuit" "hae a dram." "Captain Charles" or "boats o' Boddam come ashore." "Hear cannons roar on the coasts of Labrador" or "the Bay of Baltimore."
EARLIEST DATE: 1909 (GreigDuncan1)
KEYWORDS: nonballad sailor
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Greig #73, p. 2, "Jacky Tar" (1 text)
GreigDuncan1 60, GreigDuncan8 Addenda, "Come Ashore Jackie Tar" (3 texts)
cf. "Jacky Tar With His Trousers On" (some verses)
NOTES [46 words]: The GreigGreigDuncan1 verses are pretty much disconnected from each other and probably float, though I haven't seen that.
Greig: .".. pretty much a vocalise, like the extemporised verses so often used for a dance when, in default of an instrument, the tune had to be sung." - BS
Last updated in version 2.4
Go to the Ballad Search form
Go to the Ballad Index Song List
Go to the Ballad Index Instructions
Go to the Ballad Index Bibliography or Discography
The Ballad Index Copyright 2020 by Robert B. Waltz and David G. Engle.