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Anglo Origins: Jack Tar / Poor Jack / Saucy Sailor (23) RE: Origins: Jack Tar / Poor Jack / Saucy Sailor 12 Nov 10

There are loads of versions of this recorded in the modern folk revival. And over 100 entries in the Roud index. A classic tune from the Sharp collection was adapted by both Maddy Prior and Frankie Armstrong for their recordings. Notes I have seen to the Maddy Prior version say she got it from Butterfield, but the one he published is a different tune.

I even recorded it myself a couple of years ago. (Modesty would forbid, but, ahem, you can hear a sound sample here on Sea Fever.

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