“Jack Tar (I)”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1891 (Ashton)
Keywords: sailor party fight poverty
Found in: Canada(Mar,Ont) Britain(England(Lond,South)) US(MA,NE)

Description

Jack newly paid off from sea, enters an inn and calls for a party. All goes well until his money is spent, whereupon the landlady bids him to leave. Jack starts a brawl, but the watch at last persuades him to return to sea

Recordings

References

  1. Laws K39, "Jack Tar"
  2. Creighton/Senior, pp. 168-169, "Jack Tar" (2 texts, 1 tune)
  3. DT 743, JACKTAR1* JACKTAR2
  4. Roud #919
  5. BI, LK39