Cottage By the Sea, The

DESCRIPTION: he singer thinks about his "joyful days" as a child, gathering shells below the white waves. He recalls his mother's (unspecified) warning "as she took me on her knee." He hopes to return "when life's long day is closing"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1995 (IROConway01); before 1886 (broadside, Bodleian, Bod21918 2806 c.16(212))
KEYWORDS: age homesickness warning home return separation travel sea nonballad youth
FOUND IN: Ireland
Roud #1743
Ollie Conway, "The Cottage By the Sea" (on IROConway01)
Bodleian, Bod21918 2806 c.16(212), "The Cottage by the Sea" ("Childhood's days now pass before me"), H.P. Such (London), 1863-1885; also Bod1096 Firth b.25(227), Bod6576 Firth b.25(228), Bod2800 Harding B 15(64a), Bod12826 Harding B 11(2897), Bod13908 Harding B11(707), Bod7338 Firth b.26(466), Bod8794 2806 c.13(75), Bod14675 Harding B 15(63b), Bod15066 Harding B 16(60c), "(The) Cottage by the Sea"
NOTES [19 words]: The Conway version on IROConway01, but not the broadsides, says of the singer, now "in some foreign land I roam." - BS
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