“Jimmy and his Own True Love”


Jimmy and Annie are out walking one fine day just before he sets sail. She bids him farewell and gives him a diamond ring as a token of her love. He promises to return to her

Cross references


  • Bodleian, 2806 c.18(276), "Sailor and his Truelove," J. Jennings (London), 1790-1840; also Firth c.12(147), Harding B 17(266b), "[The] Sailor and his Truelove"; Firth c.12(149) , "Jemmy's Farewell" ("As a sailor and his true love one morning in May")


  1. Laws O30, "Jimmy and his Own True Love"
  2. Mackenzie 44, "Jimmy and His Own True Love" (1 text)
  3. DT 485, JIMMTRUE
  4. Roud #958
  5. BI, LO30


Author: unknown
Earliest date: before 1841 (broadside, Bodleian 2806 c.18(276))
Found in: Canada(Mar)