Spanish Ladies

DESCRIPTION: Sailor bids farewell to the Spanish (Australian, South American) ladies as his ship weighs anchor and departs for England (Massachusetts).
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: before 1845 (broadside, Bodleian Firth c.17(305))
KEYWORDS: parting sailor Spain England
FOUND IN: Britain(England(South)) US(NE) Canada(Mar) Ireland
REFERENCES (12 citations):
Dixon-Peasantry, Song #38, pp. 235-236, "The Spanish Ladies" (1 text)
Bell-Combined, pp. 454-455, "The Spanish Ladies" (1 text)
RoudBishop #19, "Spanish Ladies" (1 text, 1 tune)
Hugill, pp. 385-386, "Spanish Ladies" (2 texts, 2 tunes) [AbEd, pp. 293-294]
Sharp-100E 89, "Spanish Ladies" (1 text, 1 tune)
Shay-SeaSongs, pp. 136-137, "Spanish Ladies" (1 text, 1 tune)
Creighton/Senior, pp. 233-234, "Spanish Ladies" (1 text, 1 tune)
Karpeles-Newfoundland 41, "Spanish Ladies" (1 text, 1 tune)
Mackenzie 97, "Spanish Ladies" (1 text)
Ranson, p. 25, "The Spanish Ladies" (1 text)
DT, SPANLAD* SPANLAD3*
ADDITIONAL: Captain John Robinson, "Songs of the Chantey Man," a series published July-August 1917 in the periodical _The Bellman_ (Minneapolis, MN, 1906-1919). "Farewell and Adieu" is in Part 4, 8/4/1917.

Roud #687
RECORDINGS:
Cadgwith fishermen, "Farewell and Adieu" (on LastDays)
Johnny Doughty, "Up the Channel" (on Voice12)
A. L. Lloyd, "Talcahuano Girls" (on Lloyd3, Lloyd9)

BROADSIDES:
Bodleian, Firth c.17(305), "The Spanish Ladies", J. Pitts (London), 1819-1844; also Harding B 11(1483), Harding B 11(3611), Firth b.34(40), Firth c.13(39), Firth c.13(41), "[The] Spanish Ladies"
LOCSinging, as104650, "Spanish Ladies", J. Catnach (London), 19C

CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "We'll Rant and We'll Roar" (plot, tune, lyrics)
cf. "Brisbane Ladies" (plot, tune, lyrics)
cf. "The Countersigns" (tune)
SAME TUNE:
The Countersigns (File: Col135)
Brisbane Ladies (File: FaE162)
We'll Rant and We'll Roar (File: FJ042)
ALTERNATE TITLES:
Farewell and Adieu To You
NOTES: This well-known melody inspired a number of local parodies, including "We'll Rant and We'll Roar" and "Brisbane Ladies." As most of these are deliberate rewrites, however, they are not included here. - RBW
Last updated in version 4.1
File: ShH89

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