Sailors They Are Such a Sort

DESCRIPTION: Mother: Don't marry a sailor; they drink and whore, spend all their money, and don't care for wife or child. Daughter: I will be "some gallant sailor's wife." Mother: Good idea; "I have been told the very most of them Are clever genteel smart young men"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1906 (Reeves-Sharp)
LONG DESCRIPTION: Mother: Don't marry a sailor; when they are ashore they run around like madmen, drink and whore, spend all their money, and don't care for wife or child; a landsman, on the other hand, has "money to lend." Daughter: We would all marry a sailor if one would have us; I will be "some gallant sailor's wife." Mother: Since you have your mind made up marry one "as soon as you can All the money I have shall be at your command For I have been told the very most of them Are clever genteel smart young men"
KEYWORDS: marriage dialog humorous mother sailor
FOUND IN: Britain(England(South))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Reeves-Sharp 87, "Sailors They Are Such a Sort" (1 text)
Roud #4739
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "As I Roved Out (I)" (theme: mother and daughter discuss sailors as husbands)
File: ReSh087

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