Jemmy the sailor's adieu
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Jemmy the Sailor's
Printed and sold by Jennings, Water-lane,
ADIEU, my dearest Nancy, once more I
must away, (stray;
You are the girl I fancy, yet from you I must
Yet my love don't be down-hearted, prove con-
stant unto me, (the sea.
And bear in mind your Jemmy while he is on
How can you talk, of leaving me to grieve?
No friends, alas! I have that can my wants re-
For you are all my treasure, my joy and lead-
ing star, (afar.
How can I be contented,' when you are gone
Suppose that in some battle my love he should
be slain, (obtain;:
While I am living on the earth no rest I shall
So my dear be persuaded, and be advised by
me, (go to sea.
Content yourself with me on shore, and do not,
There is no time to parley now, no more it
must be said ; (head,
Our gallant ship is ready at anchor at Spit-
With our guns already loaded, and ready for
the sea, (the enemy.
Our thund'ring cannons loud shall roar to drub
One kiss give me at parting, my lovely girl so
brave, (the wave;
May heaven protect my jewel while I am on.
And oft, when climbing up the yard, my duty
A sigh I'll give to Nancy, hoping she will
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