You’ll find a version of this on the first Bellowhead release EP Onymous and as Jon says, “I normally sing this with a pumping accompaniment of one sort or another. Strange but very enjoyable to have a go at singing it like a folk song again!” He attributes this version to Maddy Prior and Tim Hart who recorded it on their debut Folk Songs Of Old(e) England. Lyrically there seem to be two variations, with either the sailor jilting his various conquests or getting his comeuppance and being robbed whilst sleeping. As such this link is rather informative and you’ll also find plenty at Mudcat. There also seems to be a soldier variant and at least one alternate title of Young Johnson.
The buy links should now work properly. We had some problems with a duplicate track and everything needed to be updated, but I’ve just tested them and they are now OK!
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