Poor Jack (III)

DESCRIPTION: "Go patter to lubbers and swabs, d'ye see, About danger and fear and the like." The singer will still go to sea, "For they say there's a Providence sits up aloft, To keep watch for the life of Poor Jack." He describes how he learns and tells of his safety
AUTHOR: Charles Dibdin (1745-1814)
EARLIEST DATE: 1956 (Nettel)
KEYWORDS: sailor religious navy
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REFERENCES (1 citation):
Reginald Nettel, _Seven Centuries of Popular Song_, Phoenix House, 1956, pp. 144-145, "(Poor Jack)" (1 text)
Roud #24887
NOTES: For more on probable author Charles Dibdin, see the notes to "Blow High Blow Low." - RBW
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