Hearts of Gold

DESCRIPTION: The sailor compares sea life with that on land. The landlubbers work at the plow, go home at night, and sleep with their wives; the sailors work all hours and face storms. The sailor declares his life is better, and tells the girls to appreciate it
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1832 (Journal from the _Bengal_)
KEYWORDS: sailor work home farming nonballad
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Huntington-Whalemen, pp. 68-70, "Hearts of Gold" (1 text, 1 tune)
Colcord, p. 137, "Sailor's 'Come-All-Ye'" (1 text-quoted from Eckstorm & Smyth's "Minstrelsy of Maine")
Harlow, pp. 219-222, "Edgartown Whaling Song" (1 text)

Roud #2022
cf. "Whistling at the Ploo" (theme)
cf. "I Love My Sailor Boy" (theme)
File: SWMS068

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