Nancy of Yarmouth (Jemmy and Nancy; The Barbadoes Lady) [Laws M38]

DESCRIPTION: Nancy's father does not want her to marry Jimmy. He is persuaded to allow them to marry AFTER Jimmy completes a voyage. On his way he breaks a lady's heart and is murdered by a man hired by Nancy's father. His ghost reveals the truth, and Nancy dies
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1818 (Garret, _Merrie Book of Garlands, vol. ii_)
KEYWORDS: homicide courting ghost sailor
FOUND IN: US(MW,SE) Canada(Mar,Newf) Britain(England(South),Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (12 citations):
Laws M38, "Nancy of Yarmouth (Jemmy and Nancy; The Barbadoes Lady) [Laws M38]"
Greig/Duncan2 222, "Jamie and Nancy of Yarmouth" (3 texts, 3 tunes)
Roud/Bishop-NewPenguinBookOfEnglishFolkSongs #14, "Nancy of Yarmouth" (1 text, 1 tune)
Brown/Belden/Hudson-FrankCBrownCollectionNCFolklore2 61, "Nancy of Yarmouth" (1 text)
Brown/Schinhan-FrankCBrownCollectionNCFolklore4 61, "Nancy of Yarmouth" (1 excerpt, 1 tune)
Sharp-EnglishFolkSongsFromSouthernAppalachians 63, "Pretty Nancy of Yarmouth" (1 text, 1 tune)
Stout-FolkloreFromIowa 9, pp. 15-20, "Jemmy and Nancy" (1 text)
Peacock, pp. 682-686, "Jimmy and Nancy" (1 text, 1 tune)
Creighton-SongsAndBalladsFromNovaScotia 41, "Jimmie and Nancy" (1 text, 1 tune)
Ashton-RealSailorSongs, #64 insert, "The Constant Lovers' Garland" (1 text)
Forget-Me-Not-Songster, pp. 86-92, "Jemmy and Nancy" (1 text)
DT 437, JIMNANCY

Roud #187
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Chowan River" (plot)
File: LM38

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