Roving Sailor (3) (The)
X:1 T:Roving Sailor  M:2/4 L:1/8 Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G (3A/B/c/ | d>B GA | BB (3B/c/B/A | d>B GA | Be eg | d>B GA | BB (3B/c/B/A | G>g fg | ed e :| |: z | d>g fg | ed (3B/c/B/A | G>g fg | af az | d>g fg | e>d eg | d>B GA | Be e :|]
ROVING SAILOR , THE. AKA and see "Rolling Sailor (The)," "Sailor's Return (4)." American (?), March or Polka. G Major/E Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune was printed in Alvan Robinson Jr.'s Massachusetts collection of martial musick: containing a plain, easy and concise introduction to the grounds of martial musick (Exeter N.H., 1820, p. 46) as "Sailor's Return (4)," and in Elias Howe's Musician's Omnibus Nos. 6 & 7 (Boston, 1880-1882, p. 604) as "Rolling Sailor (The)."