Judy Cook, Folksinger

Nancy Lee

Author: Fred E. Weatherly & Stephen

Source: Frederick E. Weatherly & Stephen Adams

Notes: "Written in 1876, this song sold over 70,000 copies in England alone in the first eighteen months of its life. Its rather idealised view of the sailor's wife must have appealed strongly to the Victorians who saw in the life of their own Queen a similar constancy to her husband.Stephen Adams, the composer, had a lot of success with his sea songs.?? Among othgers he wrote "The Midshipmite", "The Tar's Farewell", and "They All Love Jack".?? Fred E. Weatherly was probably the most prolific lyricist of all..."from "The Lass that Loves a Sailor"