Constant Lovers, The [Laws O41]

DESCRIPTION: The sailor promises to marry the girl after he makes one more trip. His mother threatens to disinherit him for this, but he points out that she had been a serving girl herself until his father had raised her. He promises to be faithful to the girl
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: before 1825 (broadside, Bodleian Harding B 28(166))
KEYWORDS: sailor travel mother promise
FOUND IN: Canada(Mar,Newf) Ireland Britain(England(South),Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (9 citations):
Laws O41, "The Constant Lovers"
GreigDuncan6 1093, "Oh, Wait, My Mother, Ere I Tell You This" (1 fragment)
Wiltshire-WSRO Gl 110, "Sailor and the Farmer's Daughter" (1 text)
SHenry H634, p. 472, "One Penny Portion" (1 text, 1 tune)
OLochlainn-More 4, "One Penny Portion" (1 text, 1 tune)
Lehr/Best 95, "A Sailor Courted" (1 text, 1 tune)
Creighton-NovaScotia 49, "A Sailor Courted" (1 text, 1 tune)
Creighton-Maritime, pp. 44-45, "A Sailor Courted a Farmer's Daughter" (1 text, 1 tune)
DT 595, SAILCOUR

Roud #993
BROADSIDES:
Bodleian, Harding B 28(166), "The Constant Lovers" ("A sailor courted a farmer's daughter"), W. Armstrong (Liverpool), 1820-1824; also Harding B 11(3519), Firth c.13(259), 2806 c.17(79), 2806 c.17(78), Harding B 11(146), Harding B 11(147), Johnson Ballads 2079, Harding B 20(235), Firth c.26(62), Firth c.12(195), Firth c.12(290), Harding B 11(678), Harding B 11(677), "The Constant Lovers"; Harding B 11(2670) [15 8-line verses], "A New Song"; Harding B 16(108d), "Hard-Hearted Mother"; Harding B 4(87)[part 1: 9 8-line verses; part 2: 10 8-line verses; 7 8-line verses], Harding B 4(88), "The Goodhurst Garland. In Three Parts"; Harding B 25(1682), "The Sailor and the Farmer's Daughter"
NLScotland, APS.4.95.15(3), "The Sailor and Farmer's Daughter," unknown, c.1830

File: LO41

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