I Was Once a Sailor

DESCRIPTION: "Yes, I was once a sailor boy, I plowed the restless sea. I saw the sky look fair and glad And I felt proud and free." The sailor recalls his travels, but notes he made little profit. He now has a small farm and thinks his life is sweet
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1843 (Journal from the Florida)
KEYWORDS: sailor travel farming home
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REFERENCES (1 citation):
Huntington-Whalemen, pp. 66-67, "I Was Once a Sailor" (1 text)
Roud #2021
NOTES: Huntington thinks this might be related to "The Faithful Sailor Boy" [Laws K13]. I don't see any signs of kinship. - RBW
File: SWMS067

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