Once I Loved a Bonny Boy

DESCRIPTION: The singer and her lover vowed to marry but "all vows and protestations between us he broke." He's on the ocean and, though some say he'll not prosper, she wishes him "safe sailing and a fair wind to blow." Meeting is pleasure, parting grief, and so on.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1955 (IRRCinnamond03)
KEYWORDS: courting love parting warning floatingverses
FOUND IN: Ireland
Roud #6998
RECORDINGS:
Robert Cinnamond, "Once I Loved a Bonny Boy" (on IRRCinnamond03)
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "On Top of Old Smoky" (floating verses)
File: RcOILaBB

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