Diana and Her Sailor Bright
DESCRIPTION: Diana is a rich merchant's daughter. She falls in love with "a bright young sailor" on one of her father's ships. She sends for him to marry. "Twas in her father's garden they walked hand in hand." He said "Lovely Diana, take my heart in command"
EARLIEST DATE: 1960 (Peacock)
KEYWORDS: courting love beauty father sailor floatingverses
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Peacock, pp. 515-516, "Diana and Her Sailor Bright" (1 text, 1 tune)
Jim Smurridge, "Diana and Her Sailor Bright" (on PeacockCDROM)
ST Pea515 (Partial)
NOTES: The first verse of this, "It's of a rich merchant in London did dwell, He had one only daughter, a beautiful girl," is of course commonplace, found in songs such as "The Young Sailor Bold (I) (The Rich Merchant's Daughter) [Laws M19]." The happy ending is different. Possibly this is a rewrite of that with a happy ending? - RBW
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