Roving Journeyman, The

DESCRIPTION: Jamie, a tradesman, left Nancy in Caledonia, promising to write. Now he works iron and steel from six in the morning til seven at night. He recommends others marry rather than leave their sweetheart behind. He toasts journeymen, his family, and Nancy.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1909 (GreigDuncan8)
KEYWORDS: love emigration parting worker Scotland
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Greig #107, p. 2, "The Roving Journeyman" (1 text)
GreigDuncan8 1539, "The Roving Journeyman" (3 texts, 1 tune)

Roud #12958
ALTERNATE TITLES:
Caledonia
NOTES: Apparently broadside Bodleian, 2806 c.11(49), "Caledonia" ("Come all you roving journeymen, whereever you be"), unknown, no date is this song but I could not download and verify it. - BS
Last updated in version 2.5
File: GrD81539

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 2017 by Robert B. Waltz and David G. Engle.