I Love My Sailor Boy

DESCRIPTION: The singer overhears a girl declare, "Let my friends say what they will, I love my sailor boy." She praises his appearance and virtues. Her mother calls her foolish and bids her wed a "steady farmer's son." The girl disdains such a lover
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1922 (Dean)
KEYWORDS: love sailor mother farming floatingverses
FOUND IN: US(MW)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Dean, pp. 84-85, "I Love My Sailor Boy" (1 text)
Rickaby (notes to #10, "The Shanty-boy and the Farmer's Son"), "I Love My Sailor Boy" (1 text)

ST Rick203 (Partial)
Roud #9603
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "The Farmer and the Shanty Boy" (theme)
cf. "Adieu Sweet Lovely Nancy" (lyrics)
cf. "Whistling at the Ploo" (theme)
cf. "Hearts of Gold" (theme)
NOTES: This song is one of those items where every line has parallels elsewhere (especially in "Adieu Sweet Lovely Nancy," but the parallels are truly to numerous to list). I'm not really sure it exists on its own. But when in doubt, we split. - RBW
File: Rick203

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