“Pretty Caroline”


A sailor tells Caroline that her parents had "pressed me on board of a man-o-war from pretty Caroline." He has returned rich. She asks that he show the gold ring and lock of hair that would identify him. He does. They marry.


  • Bodleian, Harding B 11(3146), "Pretty Caroline," Harkness (Preston), 1840-1866; also Harding B 11(3147), Firth b.26(129), Firth c.13(265), Harding B 11(3148), Harding B 11(3149), Firth c.12(184), "Pretty Caroline"
  • NLScotland, L.C.Fol.178.A.2(050), "Pretty Caroline," unknown, n.d.


  1. Lehr/Best 88, "Pretty Caroline" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, LeBe088


Author: G. Brown? (source: broadside, Bodleian Harding B 11(3147))
Earliest date: before 1867 (broadside, Bodleian Harding B 11(3146))
Found in: Canada(Newf)