Common Sailor, The

DESCRIPTION: "I am a man before the mast, I plough the trackless sea.... Common sailors we are called. Pray tell me the reason why, This sneering adjective unto us which you so often apply." The singer says that they let Britain rule the waves; they deserve respect
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1986 (Palmer-OxfordBookOfSeaSongs)
KEYWORDS: sailor abuse work
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Palmer-OxfordBookOfSeaSongs 130, "The Common Sailor" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #16880
File: PaSe130

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