“Blooming Mary Ann”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1959 (Peacock)
Keywords: courting marriage beauty farming dancing father sailor
Found in: Canada(Newf)

Description

The singier is a sailor. He courts blooming Mary Ann. Her father offers "a little money and a house and farm of land" if he'd stay on shore forever. They marry and are happy.

Supplemental text

Blooming Mary Ann
  Partial text(s)

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From Kenneth Peacock, Songs of the Newfoundland Outports, Volume II,
pp. 505-506. Sung by Joseph Bruce, Searston, July 1959.

I am a little sailor lad that do go on the sea,
I am a jolly fisherman, whatever I may be,
Oh once I courted a pretty girl, I'll gain her if I can,
And I dearly dote upon her, she's my blooming Mary Ann.

(9 additional stanzas)

References

  1. Peacock, pp. 505-507, "Blooming Mary Ann" (1 text, 2 tunes)
  2. Leach-Labrador 34, "Lovely Mary Ann" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. ST Peac505 (Partial)
  4. Roud #6466
  5. BI, Peac505