Will You Wed with a Tarry Sailor? [Laws K37]
DESCRIPTION: The singer comes back from sea to meet his love Nancy. He asks her if she will marry him. She refuses him. He brings out his money; she changes her mind. With the shoe on the other foot, he refuses her
EARLIEST DATE: before 1820 (broadside, Bodleian Firth c.13(198))
KEYWORDS: love courting money
FOUND IN: US(SE) Canada(Newf)
REFERENCES (7 citations):
Laws K37, "Will You Wed with a Tarry Sailor?"
Brown/Belden/Hudson-FrankCBrownCollectionNCFolklore2 109, "Poor Jack" (1 text)
Brown/Schinhan-FrankCBrownCollectionNCFolklore4 109, "Poor Jack" (1 excerpt, 1 tune)
Leach-FolkBalladsSongsOfLowerLabradorCoast 65, "Jolly Jack" (1 text, 1 tune)
Lehr/Best-ComeAndIWillSingYou 56, "Jack the Sailor" (1 text, 1 tune)
Ashton-RealSailorSongs, #49, "The Tarry Sailor" (1 text)
DT 723, POORJACK
Bodleian, Firth c.13(198), "Tarry Sailor," J. Pitts (London), 1802-1819; also Harding B 11(3735), Harding B 25(1884), Harding B 17(307a), Harding B 11(778), "Tarry Sailor"
cf. "The Saucy Sailor (Jack and Jolly Tar II)" [Laws K38] (plot)
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