Sailor and the Tailor, The [Laws P4]

DESCRIPTION: A girl and a sailor agree to marry after he finishes his voyage. When he returns, he finds that she will soon marry a tailor. He meets them and persuades the girl to change her mind
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1909 (Greig-FolkSongInBuchan-FolkSongOfTheNorthEast)
KEYWORDS: sailor wedding infidelity rejection love
FOUND IN: Britain(England,Scotland) US(MA) Canada(Mar,Newf)
REFERENCES (9 citations):
Laws P4, "The Sailor and the Tailor"
Greig-FolkSongInBuchan-FolkSongOfTheNorthEast #101, p. 2, "The Tailor and the Sailor" (1 text)
Sharp-OneHundredEnglishFolksongs 73, "The Watchet Sailor" (1 text, 1 tune)
Karpeles-TheCrystalSpring 71, "The Watchet Sailor" (1 text, 1 tune)
Creighton/Senior-TraditionalSongsOfNovaScotia, pp. 167-168, "Jack the Sailor" (1 text, 1 tune)
Creighton-MaritimeFolkSongs, pp. 134-135, "Jack the Sailor" (1 text, 1 tune)
Thompson-BodyBootsAndBritches-NewYorkStateFolktales, pp. 403-404, "The Sailor and the Tailor" (1 text)
cf. Gardner/Chickering-BalladsAndSongsOfSouthernMichigan, p. 482, "The Sailor and the Tailor" (source notes only)

Roud #917
Cyril O'Brien, "Johnny the Troller" (on MUNFLA-Leach)
cf. "He Wears a Bonnet for a Hat" ("Maybe I'll Be Mairriet Yet" lines finish the song)
File: LP04

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