“Caroline and Her Young Sailor Bold (Young Sailor Bold II)”


Wealthy Caroline loves a poor sailor. The sailor tries to discourage her, but she disguises herself and follows him to sea. She "proves true" even in a shipwreck. In time she returns home and gains her father's permission to marry her young man


  • Bodleian, Harding B 11(4391), "The Young Sailor Bold. Answer to the Gallant Hussar," J. Catnach (London), 1813-1838; also Harding B 16(44a), Firth c.12(241), Firth c.12(242), Harding B 11(542), 2806 c.15(182), Harding B 19(42), "Caroline and Her Young Sailor Bold[!]"; Harding B 20(204), Harding B 16(268a), Johnson Ballads 2987, "[The] Young Sailor Bold"


  • Sarah Makem, "Caroline and her Young Sailor Bold" (on LastDays)


  1. Laws N17, "Caroline and Her Young Sailor Bold (Young Sailor Bold II)"
  2. Copper-SoBreeze, pp. 196-198, "Caroline the Rich Merchant's Daughter" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. Huntington-Whalemen, pp. 103-105, "The Nobleman's Daughter" (1 text plus a portion of another, 1 tune)
  4. BrownII 102, "A Rich Nobleman's Daughter" (1 text)
  5. Peacock, pp. 329-330, "Caroline and Her Young Sailor Bold" (1 text, 1 tune)
  6. Leach-Labrador 29, "Caroline and Her Young Sailor Bold" (1 text, 1 tune)
  7. Creighton-NovaScotia 33, "Caroline and Her Young Sailor Bold" (1 text, 1 tune)
  8. OLochlainn-More 39, "Caroline and Her Young Sailor Boy" (1 text, 1 tune)
  9. DT 448, CAROSAIL
  10. Roud #553
  11. BI, LN17


Alternate titles: “Young Sailor Bold”
Author: unknown
Earliest date: before 1839 (broadside, Bodleian Harding B 11(4391)); found in 1840 in a journal from the Walter Scott
Found in: US(SE) Canada(Mar,Newf) Britain(Scotland) Ireland