“The Good Ship Kangaroo”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1955
Keywords: love separation sailor return infidelity
Found in: Ireland Australia

Description

The singer goes to sea on the Kangaroo. His sweetheart gives him a token to remember her by. On his return home, he learns the she has run off with another man. He vows to go to a foreign shore and "throw [him]self away" on a foreign girl

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References

  1. Hugill, pp. 473-476, "Aboard the Kangaroo," "On Board the Kangaroo" (2 texts, 2 tunes) [AbEd, pp. 351-353]
  2. Meredith/Anderson, p. 60, "Aboard of the Kangaroo" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. DT, SHPKNGR*
  4. Roud #925
  5. BI, MA060