Spanish Ladies

DESCRIPTION: Sailor bids farewell to the Spanish (Australian, South American) ladies as his ship weighs anchor and departs for England (Massachusetts).
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1769 (Journal of the Nellie)
KEYWORDS: parting sailor Spain England
FOUND IN: Britain(England(South,West)) US(NE) Canada(Mar) Ireland
REFERENCES (18 citations):
Dixon-Peasantry, Song #38, pp. 235-236, "The Spanish Ladies" (1 text)
Bell-Combined, pp. 454-455, "The Spanish Ladies" (1 text)
RoudBishop #19, "Spanish Ladies" (1 text, 1 tune)
Hugill, pp. 385-386, "Spanish Ladies" (2 texts, 2 tunes) [AbEd, pp. 293-294]
Hugill-SongsSea, p. 27, "Spanish Ladies" (1 text, 1 tune)
Huntington-Gam, pp. 144-145, "Spanish Ladies" (1 text, 1 tune, some of it conjectured due to the illegibility of the original journal)
Kinsey, pp. 143-145, "Spanish Ladies" (1 text, 1 tune)
Sharp-100E 89, "Spanish Ladies" (1 text, 1 tune)
KarpelesCrystal 82, "Spanish Ladies" (1 text, 1 tune)
Shay-SeaSongs, pp. 136-137, "Spanish Ladies" (1 text, 1 tune)
Creighton/Senior, pp. 233-234, "Spanish Ladies" (1 text, 1 tune)
Karpeles-Newfoundland 41, "Spanish Ladies" (1 text, 1 tune)
Mackenzie 97, "Spanish Ladies" (1 text)
Ranson, p. 25, "The Spanish Ladies" (1 text)
Palmer-Sea 54, "Spanish Ladies" (1 text, 1 tune)
ADDITIONAL: Captain John Robinson, "Songs of the Chantey Man," a series published July-August 1917 in the periodical _The Bellman_ (Minneapolis, MN, 1906-1919). "Farewell and Adieu" is in Part 4, 8/4/1917.
Tony Deane and Tony Shaw _The Folklore of Cornwall_, B. T. Batsford, 1975, p. 80, "(We'll rant and we'll roar like true British sailors')" (1 excerpt)

Roud #687
Cadgwith fishermen, "Farewell and Adieu" (on LastDays)
Johnny Doughty, "Up the Channel" (on Voice12)
A. L. Lloyd, "Talcahuano Girls" (on Lloyd3, Lloyd9)

Bodleian, Firth c.17(305), "The Spanish Ladies", J. Pitts (London), 1819-1844; also Harding B 11(1483), Harding B 11(3611), Firth b.34(40), Firth c.13(39), Firth c.13(41), "[The] Spanish Ladies"
LOCSinging, as104650, "Spanish Ladies", J. Catnach (London), 19C

cf. "We'll Rant and We'll Roar" (plot, tune, lyrics)
cf. "Brisbane Ladies" (plot, tune, lyrics)
cf. "The Countersigns" (tune)
The Countersigns (File: Col135)
Brisbane Ladies (File: FaE162)
We'll Rant and We'll Roar (File: FJ042)
The Saguenay Song (File: Hopk038)
Farewell and Adieu To You
NOTES [40 words]: This well-known melody inspired a number of local parodies, including "We'll Rant and We'll Roar" (which itself was parodied on occasion) and "Brisbane Ladies." As most of these are deliberate rewrites, however, they are not included here. - RBW
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File: ShH89

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