Jimmy and his Own True Love [Laws O30]

DESCRIPTION: Jimmy and Annie are out walking one fine day just before he sets sail. She bids him farewell and gives him a diamond ring as a token of her love. He promises to return to her
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: before 1841 (broadside, Bodleian 2806 c.18(276))
KEYWORDS: courting sea farewell ring
FOUND IN: Canada(Mar)
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Laws O30, "Jimmy and his Own True Love"
Mackenzie-BalladsAndSeaSongsFromNovaScotia 44, "Jimmy and His Own True Love" (1 text)

Roud #660
Bodleian, 2806 c.18(276), "Sailor and his Truelove," J. Jennings (London), 1790-1840; also Firth c.12(147), Harding B 17(266b), "[The] Sailor and his Truelove"; Firth c.12(149) , "Jemmy's Farewell" ("As a sailor and his true love one morning in May")
cf. "Jimmy and Nancy (III)" (plot)
File: LO30

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