“Female Sailor Bold”


(Jane Thornton) dresses as a sailor to seek her lover, a captain. When she reaches New York, she learns that he is dead. She serves at sea for several years before returning to London. There her sex, and eventually her story, are revealed


  1. Laws N3, "Female Sailor Bold"
  2. Creighton-NovaScotia 34, "Female Sailor Bold" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. DT 591, FSAILBLD
  4. Roud #1699
  5. BI, LN03


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1932 (Creighton-NovaScotia)
Keywords: cross-dressing sea love
Found in: Canada(Mar)