Liberty For The Sailors

In the old days the wife or mother of a man sent to sea would never know when their son or husband might return. In the meantime the family would have no income to live on. When he did return he’d bring a measure of security once more, perhaps in ‘prize money’, and the whole community would celebrate.

What a long way we’ve come in looking after our Naval personnel and their families since our song first appeared in John Stokoe’s 1893 collection, Songs Of Northern England.

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