Come All Ye Jolly Boys

Title - Come All Ye Jolly Boys
Contributors - George Hay
Reporters - Hamish Henderson

Summary - This song is about a sailor who comes ashore, meets a young lady and drinks with her until his money is gone. The landlady tells him to go; he gets angry and Polly sends for the watch and has him jailed. The sailor plots to seduce her at a future date.

Mr Hay learned the song from a sailor from a coal boat at Banff some 40 years earlier.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:04:26
Date Recorded - 1952.01
Language - Scots
Genre - Song, Information
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 19375
Original Tape ID - SA1952.020
Original Track ID - SA1952.20.A2
Audio Quality - Fair
Audio Format - R2R

Recording Location:
  County - Aberdeenshire
  Parish - Turriff

Item Notes - Music transcribed in School of Scottish Studies. 7 verses. Last verse mildly bawdy.

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