Fisherman's Boy, The [Laws Q29]

DESCRIPTION: A poor boy, cast adrift, wanders alone, crying that his mother died and his father was lost at sea. At last a kind woman takes him in and has her father find him work. The boy serves well until he grows up
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: before 1856 (broadside, Bodleian Harding B 11(1211))
KEYWORDS: orphan family servant
FOUND IN: US(MW,So) Canada(Newf) Britain(England(South),Scotland(Aber)) Ireland
REFERENCES (7 citations):
Laws Q29, "The Fisherman's Boy"
Greig #52, p. 2, "The Fisherman Boy" (1 text)
GreigDuncan5 961, "The Fisherman Boy" (7 texts, 10 tunes)
Wiltshire-WSRO Mi 672, "Poor Fisherboy" (1 text)
Eddy 67, "The Fisherman's Boy" (1 text)
Greenleaf/Mansfield 99, "The Poor Fisherman's Boy" (1 text)
DT 537, FISHBOY

Roud #912
RECORDINGS:
Micho Russell, "Poor Little Fisherboy" (on Voice02)
BROADSIDES:
Bodleian, Harding B 11(1211), "Fisherman's Boy," W. Jackson and Son (Birmingham), 1842-1855
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "The Soldier's Poor Little Boy" [Laws Q28] (plot)
cf. "The Farmer's Boy" [Laws Q30] (plot)
cf. "The Fisherman's Girl" (plot)
cf. "The Poor Smuggler's Boy" (plot)
File: LQ29

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