When I Was a Young Thing

DESCRIPTION: "When I was a young thing I lived with my granny, my mama was dead and my pa gone to sea." The singer always wanted to be a sailor "and follow my dada," but he finds that a sailor's life is filled with hard work.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1958 (Peacock)
KEYWORDS: work sailor ship father mother orphan
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Peacock, pp. 893-894, "When I Was a Young Thing" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #9939
Everett Bennett, "When I Was a Young Thing" (on PeacockCDROM) [one verse only]
File: Pea893

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