Sailor Laddie (II)
DESCRIPTION: "My sailor laddie's far away." He sends the singer a letter saying he's coming back, having left his current girl "on the railway track" "I love coffee, I love tea ... " and mother should "hold her tongue For she loved boys when she was young"
EARLIEST DATE: c.1925 (Opie-Game)
KEYWORDS: courting return separation playparty mother sailor floatingverses
FOUND IN: Britain(England(North))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Opie-Game 89, "Sailor Laddie" (1 text, 1 tune)
cf. "She Loves Coffee and I Love Tea" (four lines) and notes there
NOTES: Coffee, tea, and mother's tongue are discussed with examples at "She Loves Coffee and I Love Tea." - BS
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