Sailor and the Shepherdess, The [Laws O8]

DESCRIPTION: A wandering young sailor, seeing a shepherdess asleep by the sea, goes up to her and kisses her. Surprised into wakefulness, she begins to cry, but the sailor offers marriage, and she accepts
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: before 1813 (broadside, Bodleian Harding B 25(1698))
KEYWORDS: sailor courting marriage
FOUND IN: Britain(England(South),Scotland(Aber)) Canada(Mar) Ireland
REFERENCES (8 citations):
Laws O8, "The Sailor and the Shepherdess"
Greig #117, p. 1, "The Handsome Shepherdess" (1 text)
GreigDuncan5 968, "The Handsome Shepherdess" (2 texts plus a verse from Grieg #117 on p. 599; 2 tunes)
Wiltshire-WSRO Mi 608, "Twas of a Brisk Young Shepherdess" (1 text)
Mackenzie 53, "The Sailor and the Shepherdess" (1 text)
Creighton-SNewBrunswick 37, "The Shepherdess" (1 text, 1 tune)
SHenry H104, p. 457, "The Gentle Shepherdess" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #959
Bodleian, Harding B 25(1698), "The Sailor's Courtship" ("As a pretty young shepherdess was minding her sheep"), J. Evans (London) , 1780-1812; also Harding B 16(239b), Firth b.25(330), Firth c.13(193), Firth c.13(194), Harding B 11(3262), "[The] Sailor's Courtship"; Harding B 16(238c), "Harding B 11(3374), [The] Sailor and Shepherdess"
A Handsome Young Shepherdess
File: LO08

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