|Author||Topic: Add: For I am a Maid that's Deep in Love|
|dmcg||Posted - 14 Feb 04 - 02:13 pm|
For I am a maid that's deep in love and I dare not once complain,
For I'm in search of my true love, and Johnny is his name,
Enquiring for the captain my passage to go free,
That I might find the lad I love while crossing the deep blue sea.
Source: Journal of the English Folk Dance and Song Society, Dec 1953
This was transcribed by Patrick Shuldham-Shaw from the singing of Mrs Costello of Birmingham. The timing is very irregular and is given in the Journal of the English Folk Dance and Song Society, Dec 1953, where it appears, without a time signature.
Only the first verse is given in the Journal. The relevant entry is as follows:
Database entry is here.
Edited By dmcg - 14-Feb-2004 02:34:05 PM
||Posted - 14 Feb 04 - 04:25 pm|
The identification with The Maid on the Shore suggested in JEFDSS is a little tenuous, and probably fewer people today would go along with it (I wouldn't myself, for what that's worth). Roud puts this at number 231 in his Index (Laws N12), and lists further variants found in Canada, the USA and Ireland.
Mrs Costello's set was quite condensed, but there was a bit more; you need to look further down the page, to where the second verse is given, and to the next where you'll find the third. Each has its own notation.
|dmcg||Posted - 14 Feb 04 - 06:53 pm|
Thanks, Malcolm. I had interpreted those extra verses as different versions also from Mrs Costello: are they actually part of a single recording? If so, I'll put them all in the database.
||Posted - 14 Feb 04 - 07:02 pm|
Music was given for the whole song rather than just one verse, so it probably would be best to enter the whole thing. Mrs Costello seems to have known just the three stanzas printed.
|dmcg||Posted - 14 Feb 04 - 07:19 pm|
Additional verses added.
Edited By dmcg - 15-Feb-2004 11:16:20 AM