Sailor and His Bride, The [Laws K10]

DESCRIPTION: The sailor's widow reports that her husband went to sea three years ago, after only three months of marriage. His ship was lost in a storm; she wishes that she could join him in his watery grave
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1856 (Thompson-APioneerSongster)
KEYWORDS: sailor storm wreck death
FOUND IN: US(Ap,MA,MW,NE,SE,So) Canada(Newf,Ont) Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (15 citations):
Laws K10, "The Sailor and His Bride"
Greig/Duncan1 19, "The Sailor and His Love" (1 text)
Thompson-BodyBootsAndBritches-NewYorkStateFolktales, pp. 218-219, ("'Twas early spring, and the flowers were young") (1 text, composite)
Thompson-APioneerSongster 24, "The Sailor's Wife's Lament" (1 text)
Flanders/Ballard/Brown/Barry-NewGreenMountainSongster, pp.231-232, "The Sailor's Bride" (1 text, 1 tune)
Randolph 762, "My Lovely Sailor Boy" (2 texts, 1 tune)
Browne-AlabamaFolkLyric 63, "Early in the Spring When I Was Young" (1 short text, 1 tune)
Eddy-BalladsAndSongsFromOhio 34, "The Sailor and His Bride" (2 texts, 1 tune)
Cox-FolkSongsSouth 113, "The Sailor and His Bride" (2 texts)
Brown/Belden/Hudson-FrankCBrownCollectionNCFolklore2 112, "The Sailor's Bride" (2 texts)
Brown/Schinhan-FrankCBrownCollectionNCFolklore4 112, "The Sailor's Bride" (2 excerpts, 2 tunes)
Chappell-FolkSongsOfRoanokeAndTheAlbermarle 31, "Charlie and Mary" (1 text)
Peacock, pp. 439-440, "Early Spring" (1 text, 1 tune)
Vikár/Panagapka-SongsNorthWoodsSungByOJAbbott 1, "The Sailor's Bride" (1 text, 1 tune)
DT 558, SAILBRDE

Roud #274
RECORDINGS:
Charlotte Decker, "Early Spring" (on PeacockCDROM) [one verse only]
ALTERNATE TITLES:
The Sailor's Sweetheart
My Soldier Boy
File: LK10

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