Maid on the Shore, The (The Fair Maid by the Sea Shore; The Sea Captain) [Laws K27]

DESCRIPTION: The captain sees a pretty girl on the shore, and vigorously entreats her to come aboard. At last she does, but then sings captain and sailors to sleep. She robs captain and sailors, then rows back to shore -- using the captain's sword for an oar!
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1828 (Lyle-Andrew-CrawfurdsCollectionVolume2)
KEYWORDS: courting seduction trick escape robbery magic shore feminist
FOUND IN: US(MA,MW,NE,NW,Ro,So,SW) Canada(Mar,Newf) Ireland
REFERENCES (23 citations):
Laws K27, "The Maid on the Shore (The Fair Maid by the Sea Shore; The Sea Captain)"
Bronson (43), "The Broomfield Hill" -- the appendix includes 6 versions (#25-#30) which are this song
Bronson-SingingTraditionOfChildsPopularBallads (43), "The Broomfield Hill" (version #27 is this song)
Lyle-Andrew-CrawfurdsCollectionVolume2 127, "The Maid on the Shore" (1 text)
OCroinin/Cronin-TheSongsOfElizabethCronin 136, "Shore Shore If I Can't Get This Maid From the Shore" (1 text)
Belden-BalladsSongsCollectedByMissourFolkloreSociety, pp. 107-109, "The Maid on the Shore" (1 text, 1 tune)
Hubbard-BalladsAndSongsFromUtah, #43, "The Sea Captain" (1 text, 1 tune)
Leach-TheBalladBook, pp. 731-732, "The Fair Maid by the Sea Shore" (1 text)
Friedman-Viking/PenguinBookOfFolkBallads, p. 403, "The Sea Captain" (1 text)
Greenleaf/Mansfield-BalladsAndSeaSongsOfNewfoundland 28, "The Maiden who Dwelt by the Shore" (1 text, 1 tune) {Bronson's #29}
Peacock, pp. 296-297, "The Maid on the Shore O" (1 text, 1 tune)
Karpeles-FolkSongsFromNewfoundland 28, "The Sea Captain" (3 texts, 3 tunes) {Bronson's #27, #30}
Wells-TheBalladTree, pp. 156-157, "The Sea Captain" (1 text, 1 tune)
Fowke/Johnston-FolkSongsOfCanada, pp. 158-159, "The Maid on the Shore (The Sea Captain)" (1 text, 1 tune) {Bronson's #29, perhaps slightly modified}
Creighton-MaritimeFolkSongs, p. 41, "The Sea Captain" (1 text, 1 tune)
Creighton-FolksongsFromSouthernNewBrunswick 49, "The Sea Captain" (1 text, 1 tune)
Mackenzie-BalladsAndSeaSongsFromNovaScotia 19, "The Sea Captain" (2 texts, 1 tune)
Cazden/Haufrecht/Studer-FolkSongsOfTheCatskills 75, "The Maid on the Shore" (2 texts, 2 tunes)
Korson-PennsylvaniaSongsAndLegends, pp. 54-55, "The Sea Captain" (1 text, 1 tune)
Musick-JAF-TheOldAlbumOf-William-A-Larkin 26, "The Sea Captain" (1 text)
Huntington-SongsTheWhalemenSang, pp. 136-137, "The Maid on the Shore" (1 text, 1 tune)
Lomax-FolkSongsOfNorthAmerica 73, "The Maid on the Shore" (1 text, 1 tune) {Bronson's #29}
DT 322 (43?), MAIDSHOR* MAIDSHR2*

Roud #181
RECORDINGS:
Frankie Armstrong, "The Maid on the Shore" (on BirdBush2, Armstrong1)
Omar Blondahl, "The Maid on the Shore" (on NFOBlondahl04)

CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "The Broomfield Hill" [Child 43] (plot) and references there
cf. "Drimindown" (tune)
File: LK27

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