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
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)
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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