“The Handsome Cabin Boy”


A disguised girl signs aboard ship as a cabin boy. The ship's captain discovers her secret and, even though his wife is aboard, gets her pregnant. One night the "boy's" cries awaken the crew, who learn she is in labor. All are thoroughly astonished


  • Murray, Mu23-y1:035, "The Female Cabin Boy," James Lindsay Jr. (Glasgow), 19C


  • Bob Hart, "The Female Cabin Boy" (on Voice12)


  1. Laws N13, "The Handsome Cabin Boy"
  2. Ord, p. 160, "The Handsome Cabin Boy" (1 text)
  3. Gardner/Chickering 163, "The Handsome Cabin Boy" (1 text, 1 tune)
  4. Peacock, pp. 280-281, "The Handsome Cabin Boy" (1 text, 1 tune)
  5. Darling-NAS, pp. 123-125, "The Handsome Cabin Boy" (1 text)
  6. Silber-FSWB, p. 192, "The Handsome Cabin Boy" (1 text)
  7. DT 445, CABINBOY*
  8. Roud #239
  9. BI, LN13


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1930 (Ord)
Found in: US(MW) Britain(England,Scotland) Canada(Newf)