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The Dark-Eyed Sailor

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Title - The Dark-Eyed Sailor
Contributors - Norman Norquoy
Reporters - Alan J. Bruford

Summary - A broken-token song, in which Phoebe meets a dark-eyed stranger who turns out to be her long-lost lover; he proves his identity with the other half of the broken ring they split seven years before. They get married and settle down.

Norman Norquoy heard the song from John Sabiston of Flotta, who died a long time before.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:04:55
Date Recorded - 1974.05.23
Language - English, Scots
Genre - Song, Information
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 39104
Original Tape ID - SA1974.070
Original Track ID - SA1974.70.A4
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R

Classification - GD1037; LN35; R265;


Recording Location:
  County - Orkney
  Parish - South Ronaldsay
  Island - South Ronaldsay
  Village - Kirk

Item Notes - 7 verses of 5 lines (hesitation and tape stop in verse 4).
See:
'Tocher' 43 (1991) pp. 39-41
Greig-Duncan vol. 5, pp. 406-408
Ord pp. 323-324
'Irish Street Ballads' (C. O Lochlainn, 1978) pp. 10-11
'Sam Henry's Songs of the People' (G. Huntington, 1990) p. 318
'Traditional Ballad Airs' vol. 2 (W. Christie, 1881) pp. 100-101
Murray Collection (Broadsides), Glasgow University Library, mu23-y1:016
'Folk-Song of the North-East' (G. Greig, K. Goldstein & A. Argo, 1963 reprint) art. CXII
'Travellers' Songs from England and Scotland' (E. MacColl & P. Seeger, 1977) pp. 126-128

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