“The Sailor's Plea (Dear Sweetheart)”


"Dear sweetheart, as I write to you, My heart is filled with pain, For if these things... are true, I'll never see you again." The singer says, if she weds another, "My boat will never land." He recalls his work for her. He learns she still loves him


  1. MHenry-Appalachians, p. 151, "The Sailor's Plea" (1 text)
  2. Roud #17050
  3. BI, MHAp151


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1933 (Henry, collected from Mabel Hall)
Found in: US(Ap)