There Is No Luck
DESCRIPTION: "There's nae luck about the house... When our goodman's awa'" The mariner is due home and his wife is getting the house and children and herself ready. "I'm downright dizzy with the joy In troth I'm liker to greet!"
AUTHOR: William Julius Mickle (according to OCroinin-Cronin)
EARLIEST DATE: 1776 (Herd)
KEYWORDS: love return reunion separation nonballad children wife husband sailor
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (2 citations):
OCroinin-Cronin 182, "There Is No Luck" (2 texts)
ADDITIONAL: David Herd, editor, Ancient and Modern Scottish Songs, Heroic Ballads, etc. (facsimile of (Edinburgh,1776) with an "Appendix... containing the pieces substituted in the 1791 reprint for those omitted of the 1776 edition, &c.") ("Digitized by Google")), Vol II, pp. 152-154, "The Mariners Wife" (1 text)
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