Mudcat Café message #178854 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #18166   Message #178854
Posted By: Peg
15-Feb-00 - 02:07 PM
Thread Name: Mudcat Island Folk Festival
Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Island Folk Festival
sorry, Mbo, I have been singing it this way forever...I don't quite understand your lyric changes other than the gender-based one...?? someone once told me this song was originally written for a female persona; makes sense since it was far more common for a woman to be left behind by a man who went to sea, than the other way around...

peg trying to think of other songs that have women pining formen gone to sea...