Dockyard Gate, The

DESCRIPTION: "Come all you married seaman bold, a few lines to you I'll write, Just to let you know how the game do go when you are out of site." The "lads on shore go sporting with your wives." She and her "fancy man" collect his half-pay and spend it, and even more
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1907 (Palmer-OxfordBookOfSeaSongs)
KEYWORDS: sailor separation infidelity return reunion clothes money
FOUND IN: Britain(England(Lond,North,South))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Palmer-OxfordBookOfSeaSongs 136, "The Dockyard Gate" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #1739
File: PaSe136

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