“The Keel Row”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1900 (Stokoe/Reay)
Keywords: love ship sailor
Found in: Britain(England(North),Scotland)

Description

"As I came through Sandgate, through Sandgate, through Sandgate, As I came through Sandgate... I heard a lassie sing, 'Weel may the keel row... That my laddi'es in.'" The singer wishes good luck to the boat and success to handsome Johnnie aboard it

References

  1. Stokoe/Reay, pp. 41-42, "The Keel Row" (1 short text plus a modern rewrite, 1 tune)
  2. DT, KEELROW*
  3. Roud #3059
  4. BI, StoR041