In London so Fair

DESCRIPTION: A girl goes to serve a lady whose son is a sea captain. They fall in love; when he must go to sea, he pledges to be true. She dresses as a man and enlists on his ship. He says she reminds him of his love. She reveals her identity and they are married
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1906 (Greig/Duncan1)
KEYWORDS: love sailor disguise cross-dressing marriage
FOUND IN: Ireland Britain(Scotland)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Henry/Huntingdon/Herrmann-SamHenrysSongsOfThePeople H203, pp. 330-331, "The Sailor on the Sea" (1 text, 1 tune)
Greig/Duncan1 178, "Up in London Fair" (5 texts, 2 tunes)

Roud #2989
Mary Ann Carolan, "In London So Fair" (on Voice02)
The Ship that I Command
File: HHH203

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