“Nancy of Yarmouth (Jemmy and Nancy; The Barbadoes Lady)”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1818 (Garret, _Merrie Book of Garlands, vol. ii_)
Keywords: homicide courting ghost sailor
Found in: US(SE) Canada(Mar,Newf)

Description

Nancy's father does not want her to marry Jimmy. He is persuaded to allow them to marry AFTER Jimmy completes a voyage. On his way he breaks a lady's heart and is murdered by a man hired by Nancy's father. His ghost reveals the truth, and Nancy dies

Cross references

References

  1. Laws M38, "Nancy of Yarmouth (Jemmy and Nancy; The Barbadoes Lady) [Laws M38]"
  2. BrownII 61, "Nancy of Yarmouth" (1 text)
  3. SharpAp 63, "Pretty Nancy of Yarmouth" (1 text, 1 tune)
  4. Peacock, pp. 682-686, "Jimmy and Nancy" (1 text, 1 tune)
  5. Creighton-NovaScotia 41, "Jimmie and Nancy" (1 text, 1 tune)
  6. DT 437, JIMNANCY
  7. Roud #187
  8. BI, LM38