Female Sailor Bold [Laws N3]

DESCRIPTION: (Jane Thornton) dresses as a sailor to seek her lover, a captain. When she reaches New York, she learns that he is dead. She serves at sea for several years before returning to London. There her sex, and eventually her story, are revealed
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1932 (Creighton-NovaScotia)
KEYWORDS: cross-dressing sea love
FOUND IN: Canada(Mar)
REFERENCES (5 citations):
Laws N3, "Female Sailor Bold"
Creighton-SongsAndBalladsFromNovaScotia 34, "Female Sailor Bold" (1 text, 1 tune)
Pottie/Ellis-FolksongsOfTheMaritimes, pp. 26-28, "A Female Sailor Bold" (1 text, 1 tune)
Forget-Me-Not-Songster, pp. 104-106, "Gallant Female Sailor" (1 text); pp. 161-163, "The Female Sailor" (1 text)
DT 591, FSAILBLD

Roud #1699
NOTES [44 words]: Roud files the second Forget-Me-Not-Songster text, "The Female Sailor," with his #1061, which in the Ballad Index is "The Wealthy Farmer's Son." I can see why, since the first lines are similar and some of the themes are shared, but I think the text goes here. - RBW
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