The Rambling Sailor

The song was collected from George Wyatt at West Harptree, Somerset, on 14 April 1904 by Cecil Sharp, who said that as his singer couldn’t remember all the words some of the verses were ‘lifted’ from a broadside. It’s followed by a suitably carefree hornpipe, The Pleasures Of Hope.

The tall ship is the lovely Europa, to be found on Classic Sailing.

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