“Jack and Joe”


Jack and Joe set sail to seek their fortunes. Jack is quickly successful. As he prepares to go home, Joe ask him to "Give my love to Nellie, Jack, Kiss her once for me." When Joe at last heads home, he finds that Jack has married Nellie


The author, William B. Gray, is also responsible for "She's More to Be Pitied Than Censured." - RBW


  • John A. Bivens, "Jack and Joe" (on HandMeDown1)
  • Blue Ridge Mountain Singers, "Give My Love to Nell" (Columbia 15580-D, 1930)
  • Roy Harvey & the North Carolina Ramblers, "Give My Love to Nell" (Paramount 3065/Broadway 8080, rec. 1927)
  • Bradley Kincaid, "Give My Love to Nell" (Supertone 9350, 1929) (Brunswick 403, 1930)
  • [Asa] Martin & [Doc] Roberts, "Give My Love to Nellie, Jack" (Conqueror 7745 [as Asa Martin]/Banner 32246/Perfect 12744, 1931)
  • David Miller, "Give My Love to Nell, Jack" (Champion 15502 [as Oran Campbell]/Challenge 392 [as Don Kutter], 1928)
  • E. R. Nance Singers, "Jack and Joe" (ARC, unissued, 1930)
  • Riley Puckett, "Jack and Joe" (Columbia 15139-D, 1927)
  • George Reneau, "Jack and Joe" (Vocalion 15182, 1926)
  • Ernest V. Stoneman, "Jack and Joe" (OKeh 40408, 1925)


  1. Randolph 813, "Jack and Joe" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. McNeil-SFB1, pp. 116-118, "Jack and Joe" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. BrownII 274, "Jack and Joe" (3 texts plus 1 excerpt and mention of 10 more)
  4. MHenry-Appalachians, p. 135, "Jack and Joe" (1 text)
  5. Abrahams/Foss, pp. 67-68, "Jack and Joe" (1 text, 1 tune)
  6. Roud #782
  7. BI, R813


Alternate titles: “Give My Love to Nell”
Author: William B. Gray
Earliest date: 1894
Found in: US(Ap,MW,Ro,SE,So)