Nancy Lee

DESCRIPTION: "Of all the wives as e'er you know. Yeo ho! Lads, ho! ... There's one like Nancy Lee, I know..." Chorus: " The sailor's wife the sailor's star shall be, Yeo ho! We go across the sea." Composed song in which a sailor sings the praises of his wife.
AUTHOR: Frederic Edward Weatherly (1848-1929)/Tune: Stephen Adams (a.k.a. Michael Maybrick)
EARLIEST DATE: 188? (composed); 1948 (Shay)
KEYWORDS: wife husband separation sailor nonballad love
FOUND IN: Britain US(SE)
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Harlow, pp. 159-161, "Nancy Lee" (1 text, 1 tune)
Shay-SeaSongs, pp. 170-171, "Nancy Lee" (1 text, 1 tune)
Morris, #26, "Nancy Lee" (1 text, 1 tune)

ST ShaSS170 (Partial)
Roud #5014
NOTES: Adams and Weatherly were a very successful British songwriting team during the 1880s & 90s. Stephen Adams's real name was Michael Maybrick, and he was brother to James Maybrick, one of the favorite contenders for having been Jack the Ripper. - SL
For Weatherly, the reputed author of "Danny Boy," see the notes to that song. - RBW
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