Shirt and the Apron, The [Laws K42]
DESCRIPTION: The sailor comes to shore and meets a girl who takes him to a dance, then to supper, then to bed. He awakens in the morning to find both his money and his clothes gone. He is forced to return to his ship in women's clothing -- to the amusement of the crew
EARLIEST DATE: c.1890-1918 (J Nicholson ballad sheet, according to Leyden); 1929 (Greenleaf/Mansfield)
KEYWORDS: sex robbery dancing clothes whore
FOUND IN: Canada(Mar,Newf)
REFERENCES (7 citations):
Laws K42, "The Shirt and the Apron"
Leyden 31, "The Sailor's Hornpipe in Caxon Street" (1 text, 1 tune)
Greenleaf/Mansfield 112, "The Shirt and the Apron" (1 text)
Creighton-NovaScotia 105, "Barrack Street" (1 text, 1 tune)
Hugill, pp. 376-377, "Jack-All-Alone" (1 text) [AbEd, pp. 283-285 as "The New York Gals"]
JHJohnson, pp. 70-71, "The Shirt and the Apron" (1 text)
DT 418, PETERST
Jacob Noseworthy, "Peter Street" (on MUNFLA/Leach)
Aiden Sullivan, "Dance in Peter Street" (on MUNFLA/Leach)
cf. "Gold Watch" [Laws K41] (plot) and references there
cf. "The Beggar Wench"
The Shift and the Apron
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