Willie's on the Dark Blue Sea

DESCRIPTION: "My Willie's on the dark blue sea, He's gone far o'er the main." She prays that the winds will soon blow him home. A storm blows up; she prays more earnestly. At that moment Willie shows up and takes her in his arms
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1849 (Journal from the Euphrasia)
KEYWORDS: sailor separation reunion
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Huntington-Whalemen, pp. 234-236, "Willie's on the Dark Blue Sea" (1 text, 1 tune)
Huntington-Gam, pp. 173-174, "My Willie's on the Dark Blue Sea" (1 text, 1 tune)
GreigDuncan1 65, "Willie's On the Dark Blue Sea" (1 fragment, 1 tune)
WolfAmericanSongSheets, #2655, p. 180, "Willie's on the Dark Blue Sea" (2 references)

Roud #2057
BROADSIDES:
LOCSheet, sm1849 451530, "Willie's on the Dark Blue Sea," Oliver Ditson (Boston), 1849 (tune)
LOCSinging, as115070, "Willie's on the Dark Blue Sea," J. Andrews (New York), 1853-1859; also sb40576b, "Willie's on the Dark Blue Sea"

NOTES: Broadside LOCSheet sm1849 451530 claims it is "Written and Composed by H.G. Thompson" but that may just refer to the arrangement.
Broadside LOCSinging as115070: J. Andrews dating per Studying Nineteenth-Century Popular Song by Paul Charosh in American Music, Winter 1997, Vol 15.4, Table 1, available at FindArticles site. - BS
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