“Wait Till the Ship Comes Home”


"Jack went away to sea one day and left his Polly behind." An old man comes courting Polly. She refuses, saying "Wait till the ship comes home." At last word arrives that the ship is home and Jack safe. The old man dies and leaves Polly his money


Sort of an Irish version of the story of Penelope.... - RBW


  1. SHenry H481, pp. 484-485, "Wait till the Ship Comes Home" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #9055
  3. BI, HHH481


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1933 (Sam Henry collection)
Found in: Ireland