Sailing in the Boat

DESCRIPTION: "Sailing in the boat when the tide runs high, (x3) Waiting for the pretty girl(s) to come by and by." The rest is floating verses on courting, e.g. "Here she comes so fine and fair, Sky blue eyes and curly hair, Roses in her cheek, dimple in her chin...."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1865 (collected from Mrs. Charles Perrin, according to Coffin & Cohen)
KEYWORDS: courting ship nonballad playparty floatingverses
FOUND IN: US(Ap,NE) Canada(Newf)
REFERENCES (8 citations):
Newell-GamesAndSongsOfAmericanChildren, #168, "Sailing at High Tide" (1 text, 1 tune)
Lomax-FolkSongsOfNorthAmerica 13, "Sailing in the Boat" (1 text, 1 tune)
Botkin-TreasuryOfAmericanFolklore, pp. 812-813, "Sailing at High Tide" (1 text, 1 tune)
Skean-CircleLeft-FolkPlayOfKentuckyMountains, p. 25, "In This Ring Stands a Lady Fair" (1 text, 1 tune, with no mention of the boat but otherwise appearing to be this song)
Bush-FSofCentralWestVirginiaVol4, p. 16, "Four in a Boat" (1 text, 1 tune)
Tobitt-SkipToMyLou, p. 12, "Four in a Boat" (1 text, 1 tune)
ADDITIONAL: Aubrey M. Tizzard, _On Sloping Ground Reminiscences of Outport Life In Notre Dame Bay, Newfoundland_ (edited by J. D. A. Widdowson), Breakwater Books, 1984, p. 128, "(Sailing in the Boat)" (1 fragment)
Tristram P. Coffin and Hennig Cohen, _Folklore in America: Tales, Songs, Superstitions, Proverbs, Riddles, Games, Folk Drama and Folk Festivals_, Doubleday, 1966, pp. 185-186, "Rose in the Garden" (1 text, 1 tune)

ST LoF013 (Full)
Roud #6665
cf. "Rose in the Garden (III)" (lyrics)
NOTES [30 words]: Newell-GamesAndSongsOfAmericanChildren considers this to be close to "Rose in the Garden (III)," but it appears to me that they are two songs fused rather than one that split. - RBW
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