A.K.A. “Padstowe Farewell” or “Farewell Chantey.” That fine old man Eric Ilott gave this to The Boarding Party, who found some more verses and recorded it for Folk-Legacy Records (’Tis Our Sailing Time). Gordon quotes from that album: “It was discovered in a 19th century chapbook by Mervyn Vincent of North Cornwall.” We assume the tune is Mr. Vincent’s. Gordon seems to have adjusted the song to “local apparent reality” and personalized it somewhat.
Cellamba: Gordon; Fiola: CindyPadstowe Chantey