“The Shoemaker's Son”


"Young Jimmy was a shoemaker's son, And through this country his bread he won. Her father was of high degree, He was captain over some ships on the sea."


This is clearly a fragment of a longer ballad (probably telling of the father's opposition to the young people's marriage), but without a longer version, we can't tell much about it. - RBW


  1. Meredith/Anderson, p. 193, "The Shoemaker's Son" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, MA193


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1968
Keywords: love courting father
Found in: Australia