“Jolly Jack the Sailor”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1975 (recording, George Ling)
Keywords: love wedding war return reunion sailor
Found in: Britain(England(Lond))

Description

"It's Jolly Jack the sailor on board of a man-o'war" returns after seven years and takes the train to Lincolnshire to see his sweetheart. "Won't she jump for joy when she hears the news Jack has come home from sea" "We will set the bells a-ringing"

Recordings

References

  1. Roud #1785
  2. BI, RcJoJaSa