Come Ashore Jackie Tar
DESCRIPTION: "Come ashore, Jackie Tar, an' yer trousers on." "Kiss a bonnie lass." "Hae a biscuit" "hae a dram." "Captain Charles" or "boats o' Boddam come ashore." "Hear cannons roar on the coasts of Labrador" or "the Bay of Baltimore."
EARLIEST DATE: 1909 (Greig/Duncan1)
KEYWORDS: nonballad sailor
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Greig-FolkSongInBuchan-FolkSongOfTheNorthEast #73, p. 2, "Jacky Tar" (1 text)
Greig/Duncan1 60, Greig/Duncan8 Addenda, "Come Ashore Jackie Tar" (3 texts)
cf. "Jacky Tar With His Trousers On" (some verses)
NOTES [46 words]: The GreigGreig/Duncan1 verses are pretty much disconnected from each other and probably float, though I haven't seen that.
Greig: .".. pretty much a vocalise, like the extemporised verses so often used for a dance when, in default of an instrument, the tune had to be sung." - BS
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