Lovely on the Water

DESCRIPTION: "As I walked out one morning in the springtime of the year," the singer hears a sailor and his girl singing together. He must go; "it's lovely on the water to hear the music play." She asks to come; he refuses; she faints; they part; many sailors are lost
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1908 (Vaughan Williams)
KEYWORDS: sailor separation death travel music
FOUND IN: Britain(England(Lond))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Palmer-FolkSongsCollectedBy-Ralph-VaughanWilliams, #66, "Lovely on the Water" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #1539
cf. "High Germany" (theme, some lyrics)
File: VWP066

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