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The Sailor Boy

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Title - The Sailor Boy
Alternate Title - Father Father Build Me a Boat
Contributors - Lucy Stewart
Reporters - Prof. Kenneth Goldstein

Summary - In this tragic ballad, a young woman asks her father to build her a boat in order to search for her lover. She asks a passing ship's crew if they have seen him, and the captain replies that he drowned. The girl despairs and takes her own life.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:03:41
Date Recorded - 1959.12.26
Language - English
Genre - Song
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 54802
Original Tape ID - SA1960.141
Original Track ID - SA1960.141.B1
Audio Quality - Fair
Audio Format - R2R

Classification - GD1245; LK12; R273;


Recording Location:
  County - Aberdeenshire
  Parish - Old Deer
  Village - Fetterangus

Item Notes - 7 verses of 4 lines.
See:
Greig-Duncan vol. 7, pp. 477-485
'Singing Island' (E. MacColl & P. Seeger, 1960) p. 28
'Folksongs Sung in Ulster' (R. Morton, 1970) pp. 11-12
'Irish Street Ballads' (C. O Lochlainn, 1978) pp. 112-113
'Traditional Ballad Airs' vol. 1 (W. Christie, 1876) pp. 248-249
'Folk-Song of the North-East' (G. Greig, K. Goldstein & A. Argo, 1963 reprint) art. LXIV
'Travellers' Songs from England and Scotland' (E. MacColl & P. Seeger, 1977) pp. 122-126

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