To carry out a simple search, type the term that you want to find in the Search box next to the Advanced Search tab, and press enter.
For a more refined search of songs or tunes use the Advanced search function. To carry out a search on two or more terms at once, e.g. Collector+Roud Number, select each term as above and then click search.
Be sure to clear previous searches before starting a new one by clicking on the x next to each search term at the top.
An early example of speed dating: after an encounter which these days might be considered sexual harassment, the couple fall in love and marry the next day. This song can be traced back to the 18th century, to a broadside entitled “The Sailor’s Courtship” and may be earlier. It was certainly printed a number of times and versions can be found in England, Scotland and Canada. The rural pastoral theme with a happy ending would have appealed to many country singers.