Sailor Dear (The Lovely Sailor; You Maidens Pretty)

DESCRIPTION: "Ye maidens pretty in towns and cities, Come hear with pity my mournful strain." The girl loved a "lively sailor." He is "crossed the ocean," having been pressed. Her father confined her to keep them apart. Now she is free and wealthy and hopes to marry
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1794 (Journal of the Polly)
KEYWORDS: love courting sailor separation pressgang money father prison
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Huntington-Gam, pp. 216-217, "New Song" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #6905
File: HGam216

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