It's Braw Sailin' on the Sea
DESCRIPTION: "There cam a letter late yestreen, Our ship maun sail in the morn." The girl gives back his ring, declaring, "Tak that, my bonnie lad, For I hae changed my mind." The song is largely comparisons: "It's braw sailing on the sea, It's better drinkin' wine."
EARLIEST DATE: 1904 (Greig/Duncan6)
KEYWORDS: love sailor separation betrayal ring
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Greig-FolkSongInBuchan-FolkSongOfTheNorthEast #129, p. 1, "It's Braw Sailin' on the Sea" (1 text)
Greig/Duncan6 1217, "It's Braw Sailin' on the Sea" (3 texts, 3 tunes)
Ord-BothySongsAndBallads, p. 203, "It's Braw Sailin' on the Sea" (1 text)
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