Jeanette and Jeannot

DESCRIPTION: "You are going far away from your poor Jeanette. There is no one left to love me now and you too may soon forget." The singer laments her lover's departure to be a soldier. She wishes she had the power to end war
AUTHOR: Charles Glover and Charles Jeffreys
EARLIEST DATE: 1812 (Journal from the Minerva Smythe)
KEYWORDS: love separation soldier
FOUND IN: Britain(England(South),Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Huntington-Whalemen, pp. 245-246, "Genette and Genoe" (1 text, 1 tune)
GreigDuncan1 102, "Jeannette and Jeaunot" (1 text, 1 tune)
Wiltshire-WSRO Gl 163, "Jeanette" (1 text)
WolfAmericanSongSheets, #1086, p. 74, "Jeannette and Jeannot" (2 references)

ST SWMS245 (Partial)
Roud #391
BROADSIDES:
LOCSheet, sm1850 481050, "Jeanette and Jeannot" or "The Conscript's Departure," A. Fiot (Philadelphia), 1850 (text and tune)
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Henry and Mary Ann (Henry the Sailor Boy)" (tune, per broadside Bodleian Firth c.12(284))
SAME TUNE:
How Sheridan Whipped Longstreet (by John Ross Dix) ("It was just before the day break, that this famous fight began") (WolfAmericanSongSheets p. 62; N.B. Sheridan fought Early, not Longstreet, in the Shenandoah campaign of 1864)
The Northern Girl's Song ("You are marching to the field -- to the field of dreadful fray") (WolfAmericanSongSheets p. 110)
Valentine & Julia ("My Julia dear, my dear wife, I'm going to the war," "written by Chas. A. Clark for Valentine L*** of Duryee's Zouaves") (WolfAmericanSongSheets p. 164)
ALTERNATE TITLES:
The Conscript's Departure
NOTES: My sources do not agree on whether the (co-)author's last name was "Jeffreys," "Jeffreys," or "Jeffries." His poetry was not a great success; I have located only two other poems by him. One is a response to this, "Jeannot's Answer" (for which see Hazel Felleman The Best Loved Poems of the American People, which also contains a full text of "Jeannette and Jannot") and "We Have Lived and Loved Together" (also in Felleman). - RBW
Broadside Bodleian, Firth b.26(472), "Answer to Jeannette and Jeannot" ("Cheer up, cheer up my own Jeannette"), J. Wilson (Bideford), n.d. is [another version of the] sequel. - BS
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