Jack Tar (I) [Laws K39]

DESCRIPTION: Jack newly paid off from sea, enters an inn and calls for a party. All goes well until his money is spent, whereupon the landlady bids him to leave. Jack starts a brawl, but the watch at last persuades him to return to sea
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1891 (Ashton-Sailor)
KEYWORDS: sailor party fight poverty
FOUND IN: Canada(Mar,Newf,Ont) Britain(England(Lond,South)) US(MA,NE)
REFERENCES (5 citations):
Laws K39, "Jack Tar"
VaughanWilliams/Palmer, #81, "Jack Tar" (1 text, 1 tune)
Creighton/Senior, pp. 168-169, "Jack Tar" (2 texts, 1 tune)
Ashton-Sailor, #48, "Jack's Disaster" (1 text)
DT 743, JACKTAR1* JACKTAR2

Roud #919
RECORDINGS:
Harry Cox, "Jack Tar on Shore" (on LastDays)
Jim Doherty, "When the Shantyboy Comes Down" (on Lumber01 -- a version in which the sailor becomes a logger)
Walter Pardon, "Jack Tar Ashore" (on Voice02)
Thomas Williams, "When a Sailor Comes On Shore" (on MUNFLA/Leach)

File: LK39

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