Shoemaker's Son, The
DESCRIPTION: "Young Jimmy was a shoemaker's son, And through this country his bread he won. Her father was of high degree, He was captain over some ships on the sea."
EARLIEST DATE: 1968
KEYWORDS: love courting father
FOUND IN: Australia
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Meredith/Anderson, p. 193, "The Shoemaker's Son" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES: This is clearly a fragment of a longer ballad (probably telling of the father's opposition to the young people's marriage), but without a longer version, we can't tell much about it. - RBW
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