Topsail Shivers in the Wind, The

DESCRIPTION: "The topsail shivers in the wind, Our ship she casts to sea, But yet my soul, my heart, my mind, Are, Mary, moored with thee." The singer touches on the difficulties of the voyage and thinks constantly of his return home
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1776 (Journal from the Ann)
KEYWORDS: sailor home love
FOUND IN:
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Huntington-Whalemen, pp. 59-60, "The Topsail Shivers in the Wind" (1 text plus part of another, 1 tune)
Roud #2017
ALTERNATE TITLES:
The Sailor's Adieu
File: SWMS059

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