Sailor's Plea, The (Dear Sweetheart)

DESCRIPTION: "Dear sweetheart, as I write to you, My heart is filled with pain, For if these things... are true, I'll never see you again." The singer says, if she weds another, "My boat will never land." He recalls his work for her. He learns she still loves him
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1933 (Henry, collected from Mabel Hall)
KEYWORDS: love separation sailor abandonment
FOUND IN: US(Ap)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
MHenry-Appalachians, p. 151, "The Sailor's Plea" (1 text)
Roud #17050
File: MHAp151

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