“Sailor Bill”


"I've sailed to the east and I've sailed to the west, They call me Sailor Bill, I have come to seek my own blood kin That settled in the hills." The sailor tells how, after sailing far, he looks for his family and settles down "with my Preston kin."


Thomas's informants thought this the work of William Calvert Preston. This seems possible, since that family gave her the song. - RBW


  1. Thomas-Makin', p. 32, (no title) (1 text)
  2. BI, ThBa032


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1939 (Thomas)
Found in: US(Ap)