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Lyr Req: Folk song from school 1950's

GUEST,Lynda Finn NZ 24 Jul 14 - 03:14 AM
Jim Dixon 25 Jul 14 - 01:22 PM
GUEST 28 Jul 14 - 02:50 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Folk song from school 1950's
From: GUEST,Lynda Finn NZ
Date: 24 Jul 14 - 03:14 AM

When I was at school we sang a song, the lyrics of which were asking a 'sailorman' to bring back things from abroad, for a man's daughter.
This is all I can remember:

...China silk as white as milk with a touch of dusky gold, I'll pay you with the sight of her,
She loves a sailor bold.

I've Googled in vain, so I hope someone can ID this for me.
Cheers


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Folk song from school 1950's
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 25 Jul 14 - 01:22 PM

This appeared in Atlanta Daily Constitution, August 8, 1879 - Page 2:

Oh, softly blow, sweet summer breeze, that brings my love to me,
with twenty yards of Canton silk and fifteen pounds of tea.
Sweet China silk, as white as milk, and tea, new crop Bohea.
--Cincinnati Star

The same quote appeared in a couple of other papers.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Folk song from school 1950's
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Jul 14 - 02:50 AM

Sorry Jim, that's not the one - but thanks anyway.


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