Johnny German [Laws N43]

DESCRIPTION: A sailor meets a girl who tells him she is sad because of her lover's long absence. When he hears that Johnny is her lover, he tells her Johnny died months before. She takes to her bed; he reveals himself as Johnny
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1856 (Thompson-Pioneer)
KEYWORDS: sailor separation reunion
FOUND IN: US(Ap,MA,MW,SE,So) Ireland Canada(Mar)
REFERENCES (14 citations):
Laws N43, "Johnny German"
Belden, pp. 155-156, "Johnny German" (1 text)
Thompson-Pioneer 16, "Johnny German" (1 text)
FSCatskills 23, "The Rainbow" (1 text, 1 tune)
SHenry H156, p. 315, "Johnny Jarmin/The Rainbow" (1 text, 1 tune)
JHCox 97, "Johnny Germany" (1 text)
BrownII 94, "Johnny German" (2 texts)
BrownSchinhanIV 94, "Johnny German" (1 excerpt, 1 tune)
Moore-Southwest 81, "Johnny German" (1 text, 1 tune)
SharpAp 181, "Johnny German" (1 text, 1 tune)
Gardner/Chickering 55, "Johnny German" (1 text plus mention of 1 more, 1 tune)
Mackenzie 65, "Johnny German" (1 text)
Chase, pp. 179-181, "Johnny Jarmanie" (1 text, 1 tune)
DT 467, JONGERMN

Roud #557
File: LN43

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