I first sang Fisher
a few times when joining the Tyneside Maritime Chorus
in 2011. The lyrics appear to be almost the same as arranged by Tim Eriksen
. For my own pleasure I sing it using the tune provided by good old Mudcat
under the title of A Sailor's Life
which was recorded by Fairport Convention
It is another doleful ditty, but with a pretty tune, of young woman lamenting on her "heart's delight" being lost at sea.
This song may be found in the Tyneside Maritime Chorus songbook