Sailor and his truelove
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The Sailor and his
Printed by Jennings, Water-lane, Elect-
As a young sailor and his truelove one
morning in May.
Where walking together in the fields blithe and
Says the sailor to his truelove, my dear life for
I'll away unto the Indies whatever does betide,
And when I do return, my love, I'll make you
Then a heavy sigh she gave him, saying, Jemmy
While down her sweet rosy cheeks ran many a
What will you go and leave me in sorrow to
Till you from the Indies return back again.
O then from off his fingers a golden ring he
Sauing, take this as a token for more you shall
I'm bound unto the ocean where the billows
loud do roar,
For the sake of lovely Nancy, the girl I adore.
Then farewell my dearest Nancy, no longer
can I stay,
For our top-sails are loos'd, and our anchor is
Then thousand kisses, then down her cheeks
the tears fell,
May the heavens protect you—dear William
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