As I Roved Out (I) (Tarry Trousers II)

DESCRIPTION: The singer overhears a girl talking to her mother. The mother wants her daughter to marry a farmer, but the girl prefers a sailor. (The girl and the sailor are happily wed; she tries to persuade him to go to sea no more.)
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1848 (Journal from the Nauticon)
KEYWORDS: lover courting mother sailor
FOUND IN: Britain(England(Lond,South)) Canada(Mar,Newf) US
REFERENCES (9 citations):
VaughanWilliams/Palmer, #85, "Broad-Striped Trousers" (1 text, 1 tune)
SharpAp 133, "Tarry Trousers" (1 text, 1 tune)
Huntington-Whalemen, pp. 96-99, "The Tarry Trousers" (2 texts, 1 tune)
Huntington-Gam, pp. 168-169, "Pretty Polly (The Tarry Trousers)" (1 text, 1 tune)
Creighton/Senior, pp. 212-214, "Tarry Trousers" (2 texts, 2 tunes)
Greenleaf/Mansfield 31, "As I Roved Out" (1 text, 1 tune)
Peacock, pp. 495-496, "Anchors Aweigh, Love" (1 text, 1 tune)
Lomax-FSNA 14, "As I Roved Out" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #427
Mrs Clara Stevens, "Anchors Aweigh, Love" (on PeacockCDROM) [one verse only]
cf. "Sailors They Are Such a Sort" (theme: mother and daughter discuss sailors as husbands)
The Mother's Admonition
File: LoF014

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