Song on the Nantucket Ladies, A

DESCRIPTION: "Young damsels all wherever you may be, I pray attention give to me, Some braken hints I will lay down, About the girls in Sherboun town." The girls dress up to look fine. The boys court them. The singer talks about them while rounding Cape Horn
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1819 (Journal from the _Diana_)
KEYWORDS: courting clothes beauty
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Huntington-FolksongsFromMarthasVineyard, pp. 32-34, "'Round Cape Horn" (1 text, 1 tune)
Huntington-SongsTheWhalemenSang, pp. 165-167, "A Song on the Nantucket Ladies" (3 texts, 1 tune)
Cohen-AmericanFolkSongsARegionalEncyclopedia1, pp. 49-50, "A Song on the Nantucket Ladies" (1 text)

Roud #2048
File: CAFS1049

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