“In London so Fair”


A girl goes to serve a lady whose son is a sea captain. They fall in love; when he must go to sea, he pledges to be true. She dresses as a man and enlists on his ship. He says she reminds him of his love. She reveals her identity and they are married


  • Mary Ann Carolan, "In London So Fair" (on Voice02)


  1. SHenry H203, pp. 330-331, "The Sailor on the Sea" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #2989
  3. BI, HHH203


Alternate titles: “Up in London Fair”; “The Ship that I Command”
Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1927 (Sam Henry collection)
Found in: Ireland Britain(Scotland)