Min Mand Han Var en Sjomand (My Man He Was a Seaman)

DESCRIPTION: Swedish shanty. Cautionary song, children ask "where is father? He's resting in the grave." Warns girls not to wed a sailor or they'll end up a widow with children. Source doesn't give a chorus, verses may have been repeated as refrains.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1904 (Eivind Jartved)
KEYWORDS: foreignlanguage shanty sailor wife death
FOUND IN: Sweden
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Hugill, pp. 529-530, "Min Mand Han Var en Sjomand" (2 texts-Swedish & English, 1 tune)
NOTES [20 words]: Hugill got this from Sternvall's Sang under Segel (1935) with a note that it was taken from "Eivind Jartved" in 1904. - SL
File: Hugi529

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