Glasgow Ships

DESCRIPTION: "Glasgow ships come sailing in On a fine summer morning." If "she" steps on board John/George will kiss her. Send butter and bread to the Captain's daughter. Her lover's dead. She turns her back, washes her face, wears a ring
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1901 (Maclagan)
KEYWORDS: ring ship food death nonballad
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber,High))
REFERENCES (5 citations):
Greig-FolkSongInBuchan-FolkSongOfTheNorthEast #159, p. 2, "A Glasgow Ship" (1 text)
Greig/Duncan8 1581, "Glasgow Ships Come Sailing In" (2 texts)
Opie/Opie-TheSingingGame 29, "Glasgow Ships" (3 texts, 1 tune)
ADDITIONAL: Robert Craig Maclagan, The Games and Diversions of Argyleshire (London, 1901 ("Digitized by Google")), pp. 81-82, "Glasgow Ships" (1 text, 1 tune)
Robert Ford, Children's Rhymes, Children's Games, Children's Songs, Children's Stories (Paisley, 1904 (2nd edition, "Digitized by Google")), pp. 81-82, "Glasgow Ships"

Roud #12971
cf. "I Saw Three Ships" (some lines, but not the tune)
cf. "Sheriffmuir" (tune, per Opie/Opie-TheSingingGame)
cf. "The Blacksmith" (one verse) and references there
NOTES [73 words]: Ford's version of the game includes the verse, familiar -- for example -- from "The Blacksmith" and "Brave Wolfe": "Braw news is come to town, Braw news is carried; Braw news is come to town, [so-and-so's] married." This is also a verse -- one of two -- for Robert Chambers (Edited by Norah and William Montgomerie), Traditional Scottish Nursery Rhymes (1990 selected from Popular Rhymes) #173, p.98, ("Braw news is come tae toon") - BS
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