“The Sailor and His Bride”


The sailor's widow reports that her husband went to sea three years ago, after only three months of marriage. His ship was lost in a storm; she wishes that she could join him in his watery grave


  1. Laws K10, "The Sailor and His Bride"
  2. Randolph 762, "My Lovely Sailor Boy" (2 texts, 1 tune)
  3. Eddy 34, "The Sailor and His Bride" (2 texts, 1 tune)
  4. JHCox 113, "The Sailor and His Bride" (2 texts)
  5. BrownII 112, "The Sailor's Bride" (2 texts)
  6. Chappell-FSRA 31, "Charlie and Mary" (1 text)
  7. Peacock, pp. 439-440, "Early Spring" (1 text, 1 tune)
  8. DT 558, SAILBRDE
  9. Roud #274
  10. BI, LK10


Alternate titles: “The Sailor's Sweetheart”; “My Soldier Boy”
Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1879 (Brown); there is a broadside from slightly before this
Keywords: sailor storm wreck death
Found in: US(Ap,MA,MW,NE,SE,So) Canada(Newf)