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Steve Gardham Info:Lover's Lament for her Sailor/My Love Is Gone (11) RE: Lyr Req: Folk Song Title 30 Apr 21


Ah, my love's Dead. Very old song. has antecedents in the 17th century. Laws K17, Roud 466. Master Title 'The Lover's Lament for her Sailor'. Most oral versions derive from Sam Cowell's burlesque version c1850. the 17th century version is called 'Captain Digby's Farewell'.


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