Sailor Boy, Lyric Variant 06
 


Citation

“Sailor Boy, Lyric Variant 06,” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed July 5, 2022, https://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/31818.


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Title

Sailor Boy, Lyric Variant 06

Description

One leaf of lined paper handwritten in black ink on both sides. The document is in good physical condition. The document was removed from a bound volume. The document was laminated. There is moderate fraying along the right edge. The document "Cold Mountains," Lyric Variant 02, Page 2 is located on the reverse side.

Subject

Ballads, English Love -- Songs and music Soldiers -- Songs and music Death -- Songs and music Lovesickness -- Songs and music

Alternative Title

The Sweet Sailor Boy

Publisher

W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University

Date Created

5/15/2007

Contributor

I. G. Greer

Rights

The images and audio files contained in the "So Mote It Ever Be: The Folksong Heritage of North Carolina's Northern Blue Ridge Mountains" collection are available for free personal, non-commercial, and educational use, provided that proper citation is used (e.g. I. G. Greer/W. Amos Abrams Manuscript Files Series, Folksong Files Subseries. W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection. Special Collections. Appalachian State University, Boone, NC). Any commercial use of the materials without the written permission of Appalachian State University is strictly prohibited. Please contact the Appalachian State University W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection with specific questions or with requests for further information.

Format

pdf

Language

English
English

Type

Manuscript

Transcription

“Sweet Willie”

Captain, Captain tell me true
Does my sweet Willie sail with you
No he does not sail with me
For he is drowned in the sea.

-Chorus-

Go bring me back the one I love
Go bring go bring him back to me
They say he loves another girl
But I hope that he will remember me

Go father and build me a little
boat
That I may down the river float
And ever ship that I pass by
I’ll listen for sweet Willies cry.

Chorus

I wish I was a little bird
A darling, darling little bird
And to sweet Willie I would fly
And there I would lay down to die

-Chorus-

Classification Title

Sailor Boy, Lyric Variant 06

Document Title

Sweet Willie

Scholarly Classification

Brown, Older Ballads - Mostly British - 104 Randolph. 68 Cox. 110

Dimensions - Original

205 mm x 249 mm

Upload Date

2013-10-02

File name

113_SailorBoy_Lyric_06

Transcription Date

2006-09-12

Transcribed By

Sarah C. Tonkin

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