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Thread #96582 Message #1890328
Posted By: Malcolm Douglas
21-Nov-06 - 07:42 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req/Origins: My Jolly Roving Tar
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My Jolly Roving Tar
Dave quoted the DT text; a link was all that was needed: JOLLY ROVING TAR.
(Re 'Peace's' earlier post, see also DT file GET UP JACK! JOHN, SIT DOWN; though this appears to be a completely different song, albeit sharing a common title.)
For several 19th century broadside editions, see Bodleian Library Broadside Ballads:
Jolly Roving Tar
Number 913 in the Roud Folk Song Index, where examples are listed from England, Canada and Ireland.