Skon Jungfrun Hon Gangar Sig Till Sogsta Berg (The Pretty Maid Climbs the Highest Mountain)

DESCRIPTION: Swedish shanty. A maid's her betrothed sails away. After (three) years she agrees to marry another. He returns just after the wedding, she laments it is too late, she thought he was dead. He says he will be soon, write her a farewell and kills himself.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1935 (Sternvall, _Sang under Segel_)
LONG DESCRIPTION: Swedish shanty. A maid's her betrothed sails away. After (three) years she agrees to marry another. He returns just after the wedding, she laments it is too late, she thought he was dead. He says he will be soon, write her a farewell and kills himself. (In some versions it is the bride who commits suicide.)
KEYWORDS: foreignlanguage shanty sailor separation suicide wedding return reunion betrayal
FOUND IN: Sweden
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Hugill, pp. 545-548, "Skon Jungfrun Hon Gangar Sig Till Sogsta Berg" (2 texts-Swedish & English, 1 tune)
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Out In the Moonlight (I Will Love Thee Always)" (plot)
cf. "Susannah Clargy [Laws P33]" (plot) and references there
File: Hugi545

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