Jack and Tom

DESCRIPTION: "I'm a North-countrie man, in Redesdale born... And two such lads to my house never com' As them two lads called Jack and Tom." The two decide to set out to sea. They visit various inns along the way. But both die overseas
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1847 (Bell-Combined)
KEYWORDS: drink sailor death
FOUND IN: Britain(England(North))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Bell-Combined, pp. 415-416, "Jack and Tom" (1 text)
Stokoe/Reay, pp. 126-127, "Jack and Tom" (1 text, 1 tune)

ST StoR126 (Partial)
Roud #3157
NOTES: Bell-Combined opines that this pertains to the visit of the future Charles I and the Duke of Buckingham to Spain in 1623. I don't believe it, but if you want background on that escapade, see the notes to "A Carrion Crow" and even "A Horse Named Bill," which has also been linked to Charles and Buckingham. - RBW
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