“Charlie over the Ocean”
"Charlie over the ocean (x3), Charlie over the sea." "Charlie caught a (blackbird/blackfish) (x2), Can't catch me."
Both the reference to "Charlie over the ocean" and the mention of a blackbird hint at a Jacobite background -- but the keyword is "hint." This clearly has been long forgotten in the American tradition (though Roud links it to several Bonnie Prince Charlie songs). - RBW
- Children of East York School, "Charlie Over the Ocean" (on NFMAla6m RingGames1)
- Courlander-NFM, pp. 159-160, "(Charlie Over the Ocean)" (1 text)
- Roud #729
- BI, CNFM159