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.
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)
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
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