Maid in Sorrow, The (Short Jacket) [Laws N12]

DESCRIPTION: A girl dresses as a sailor and goes to sea to seek her true love. The captain finds her attractive and wishes she were a girl. She puts him off, pointing out that there are handsome girls ashore. Only as she is leaving the ship does she reveal her sex
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1929 (Greenleaf/Mansfield-BalladsAndSeaSongsOfNewfoundland)
KEYWORDS: cross-dressing ship sea
FOUND IN: US(MA,MW,NE) Canada(Mar,Newf) Ireland
REFERENCES (8 citations):
Laws N12, "The Maid in Sorrow (Short Jacket)"
OCroinin/Cronin-TheSongsOfElizabethCronin 69, "I Am a Maid That Sleeps in Love" (1 text, 2 tunes)
Greenleaf/Mansfield-BalladsAndSeaSongsOfNewfoundland 46, "Short Jacket" (1 text, 1 tune)
Peacock, pp. 327-328, "Blue Jacket and White Trousers" (1 text, 1 tune)
Creighton-MaritimeFolkSongs, p. 78, "A Maid I Am In Love" (1 text, 1 tune)
Warner-TraditionalAmericanFolkSongsFromAnneAndFrankWarnerColl 1, "Cabin Boy"; 48, "Cabin Boy" (2 texts, 2 tunes)
Gardner/Chickering-BalladsAndSongsOfSouthernMichigan 164, "The Maid in Sorrow" (1 text, 1 tune)

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Elizabeth Cronin, "I Am a Maid That Sleeps in Love" (on IRECronin01)
Charlotte Decker, "Blue Jacket and White Trousers" (on PeacockCDROM) [one verse only]
A. L. Lloyd, "Short Jacket and White Trousers" (on Lloyd2, Lloyd3)
Mrs. Stan Marshall, "Maid I Am in Love" (on MRHCreighton)

A Maid That's Deep in Love
NOTES [13 words]: Elizabeth Cronin sings her version to the tune of "The Lowlands of Holland." - BS
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