“Jack and Joe”

Alternate titles: “Give My Love to Nell”
Author: William B. Gray
Earliest date: 1894
Keywords: love work exile return infidelity marriage
Found in: US(Ap,MW,Ro,SE,So)


Jack and Joe set sail to seek their fortunes. Jack is quickly successful. As he prepares to go home, Joe ask him to "Give my love to Nellie, Jack, Kiss her once for me." When Joe at last heads home, he finds that Jack has married Nellie


The author, William B. Gray, is also responsible for "She's More to Be Pitied Than Censured." - RBW



  1. Randolph 813, "Jack and Joe" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. McNeil-SFB1, pp. 116-118, "Jack and Joe" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. BrownII 274, "Jack and Joe" (3 texts plus 1 excerpt and mention of 10 more)
  4. MHenry-Appalachians, p. 135, "Jack and Joe" (1 text)
  5. Abrahams/Foss, pp. 67-68, "Jack and Joe" (1 text, 1 tune)
  6. Roud #782
  7. BI, R813