“The Sailor and the Tailor”


A girl and a sailor agree to marry after he finishes his voyage. When he returns, he finds that she will soon marry a tailor. He meets them and persuades the girl to change her mind


  1. Laws P4, "The Sailor and the Tailor"
  2. Sharp-100E 73, "The Watchet Sailor" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. Creighton/Senior, pp. 167-168, "Jack the Sailor" (1 text, 1 tune)
  4. Creighton-Maritime, pp. 134-135, "Jack the Sailor" (1 text, 1 tune)
  5. cf. Gardner/Chickering, p. 482, "The Sailor and the Tailor" (source notes only)
  6. DT 492, SAILTAIL
  7. Roud #917
  8. BI, LP04


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1916
Found in: Britain(England) US(MA) Canada(Mar)