“When I Was a Young Thing”


"When I was a young thing I lived with my granny, my mama was dead and my pa gone to sea." The singer always wanted to be a sailor "and follow my dada," but he finds that a sailor's life is filled with hard work.


  1. Peacock, pp. 893-894, "When I Was a Young Thing" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #9939
  3. BI, Pea893


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1958 (Peacock)
Found in: Canada(Newf)