Jack the Sailor (The Tarry Sailor III)

DESCRIPTION: "So late it was one Saturday night, on the quayside I was walking, There I beheld a pretty maid, to her father she was talking." When he asks her to marry, her fathers says no. He demonstrates that he is wealthy; the father relents
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1908 (Vaughan Williams)
KEYWORDS: sailor love courting money father marriage
FOUND IN: Britain(England(Lond))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Palmer-FolkSongsCollectedBy-Ralph-VaughanWilliams, #64, "The Tarry Sailor" (1 text, 1 tune)
Purslow-TheConstantLovers, pp. 44-45, "Jack, the Sailor" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #1454
File: VWP064

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