Sailor's Farewell (I), The
DESCRIPTION: "Fare thee well my dearest friend, Thy husband now must go To greet his native element Where winds and tempests blow." The sailor blesses his wife and girls; his wish is that they find joy. They look forward to the port "where storms will cease to blow"
EARLIEST DATE: 1833 (Journal of the Lotos)
KEYWORDS: sailor wife children separation
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Huntington-Gam, p. 125, "The Sailor's Farewell" (1 text, 2 tunes)
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