Yarmouth is a Pretty Town

DESCRIPTION: Pretty Nancy lived in Yarmouth "at the sign of the 'Angel.'" The singer, a soldier, must march away. "Many hearts were rejoicing But my heart was sad." He asked her to go with him but her answer was No! He grieves to think of Yarmouth
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1906 (Stone)
KEYWORDS: grief courting rejection war parting separation soldier
FOUND IN: Britain(England(Lond))
REFERENCES (3 citations):
BroadwoodCarols, pp. 102-107, "Oh, Yarmouth is a pretty Town" (1 text, 1 tune)
Greig #32, p. 2, ("Oh, Yarmouth is a pretty town and shines where it stands") (1 fragment)
Christopher Stone, Sea Songs and Ballads (Oxford, 1906 ("Digitized by Google")), #79 pp. 157-158, "Oh Yarmouth is a Pretty Town" (1 text)

CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Bonny Portmore" ("shines where it stands") and references there
NOTES: See "The Manchester Angel" for references to some of the many counter-examples [of a girl rejecting a soldier who is leaving]. - BS
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