“As I Roved Out (I) (Tarry Trousers II)”

Alternate titles: “The Mother's Admonition”
Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1848 (Journal from the Nauticon)
Keywords: lover courting mother sailor
Found in: Britain(England(South)) Canada(Mar,Newf) US

Description

The singer overhears a girl talking to her mother. The mother wants her daughter to marry a farmer, but the girl prefers a sailor. (The girl and the sailor are happily wed; she tries to persuade him to go to sea no more.)

References

  1. SharpAp 133, "Tarry Trousers" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Huntington-Whalemen, pp. 96-99, "The Tarry Trousers" (2 texts, 1 tune)
  3. Creighton/Senior, pp. 212-214, "Tarry Trousers" (2 texts, 2 tunes)
  4. Greenleaf/Mansfield 31, "As I Roved Out" (1 text, 1 tune)
  5. Peacock, pp. 495-496, "Anchors Aweigh, Love" (1 text, 1 tune)
  6. Lomax-FSNA 14, "As I Roved Out" (1 text, 1 tune)
  7. OBoyle 1, "As I Roved Out" (1 text, 1 tune)
  8. DT 414, TARYTROU* TARYTRU2*
  9. Roud #427
  10. BI, LoF014