“A Sailor in the North Country”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1904
Keywords: virtue adultery love marriage rejection parting separation wife sailor
Found in: Britain(England(Lond,South))


A sailor and his beautiful wife meet a captain who is smitten with the lady. He summons the sailor and sends him to the West Indies. Within a few days of his leaving the captain makes a pass at the wife, who refuses him and pledges her constancy.



  1. Vaughan Williams/Lloyd, p. 93, "A Sailor in the North Country" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #1504
  3. BI, VWL093