Fare Thee Well, My Dearest Dear
DESCRIPTION: The singer bids farewell to his love, telling her he must go to sea to obtain riches. She replies that life without him is miserable, so she dresses as a man and accompanies him. A day out of London the ship sinks. She is drowned; he survives to mourn.
EARLIEST DATE: 1904
KEYWORDS: love separation cross-dressing death ship wreck dialog
FOUND IN: Britain(England(South))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Vaughan Williams/Lloyd, p. 38, "Fare Thee Well, My Dearest Dear" (1 text, 1 tune)
cf. "Farewell, Charming Nancy"
cf. "Farewell, Sweet Mary"
cf. "The Paisley Officer (India's Burning Sands)" [Laws N2]
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