“Caroline and Her Young Sailor Bold (Young Sailor Bold II)”

Alternate titles: “Young Sailor Bold”
Author: unknown
Earliest date: before 1839 (broadside, Bodleian Harding B 11(4391)); found in 1840 in a journal from the Walter Scott
Keywords: poverty sailor courting cross-dressing marriage wreck father
Found in: US(SE) Canada(Mar,Newf) Britain(Scotland) Ireland

Description

Wealthy Caroline loves a poor sailor. The sailor tries to discourage her, but she disguises herself and follows him to sea. She "proves true" even in a shipwreck. In time she returns home and gains her father's permission to marry her young man

Broadsides

Recordings

References

  1. Laws N17, "Caroline and Her Young Sailor Bold (Young Sailor Bold II)"
  2. Copper-SoBreeze, pp. 196-198, "Caroline the Rich Merchant's Daughter" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. Huntington-Whalemen, pp. 103-105, "The Nobleman's Daughter" (1 text plus a portion of another, 1 tune)
  4. BrownII 102, "A Rich Nobleman's Daughter" (1 text)
  5. Peacock, pp. 329-330, "Caroline and Her Young Sailor Bold" (1 text, 1 tune)
  6. Leach-Labrador 29, "Caroline and Her Young Sailor Bold" (1 text, 1 tune)
  7. Creighton-NovaScotia 33, "Caroline and Her Young Sailor Bold" (1 text, 1 tune)
  8. OLochlainn-More 39, "Caroline and Her Young Sailor Boy" (1 text, 1 tune)
  9. DT 448, CAROSAIL
  10. Roud #553
  11. BI, LN17