“Jimmy and his Own True Love”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: before 1841 (broadside, Bodleian 2806 c.18(276))
Keywords: courting sea farewell ring
Found in: Canada(Mar)


Jimmy and Annie are out walking one fine day just before he sets sail. She bids him farewell and gives him a diamond ring as a token of her love. He promises to return to her

Cross references



  1. Laws O30, "Jimmy and his Own True Love"
  2. Mackenzie 44, "Jimmy and His Own True Love" (1 text)
  3. DT 485, JIMMTRUE
  4. Roud #958
  5. BI, LO30