Young Susan (I)
DESCRIPTION: Susan joins the Royal Navy to follow Willie "where he was called And face his mortal enemies on board of a man o' war." She is slightly wounded by cannon fire. He goes to help and she reveals herself. They are married when they reach England.
EARLIEST DATE: 1891 (Kidson-TraditionalTunes)
KEYWORDS: war love marriage cross-dressing sea ship injury sailor
FOUND IN: Britain(England(North),Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Greig-FolkSongInBuchan-FolkSongOfTheNorthEast #23, pp. 1-2, "Young Susan"; #25, p. 2, "Young Susan" (1 text plus 1 fragment)
Greig/Duncan1 179, "Young Susan" (4 texts, 3 tunes)
Kidson-TraditionalTunes, pp. 102-103, "On Board of a Man-of-War" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES [38 words]: This seems to me to be the same as Kidson, Traditional Tunes, "On Board of a Man-of-War," pp. 102-103, but not at all the same as Henry/Huntingdon/Herrmann-SamHenrysSongsOfThePeople H556, p. 326, "On Board of a Man-of-War." - BS
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