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Caroline and her sailor bold

(14) Caroline and her sailor bold

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               AND HER


It is said of nobleman's daughter,
So comely and handsome, we hear,
Her father possessed a great fortune,
Full thirty-five thousand a year ;
He had but she one only daughter,
Caroline was her name, we are told :—
One day from her drawing-room window,
She admired a young sailor bold
His cheeks they appeared like two roses,
His hair was as black as the jet ;
Young Caroline watched his departure,
Walked round and young William she met
She said, I'm a nobleman's daughter,
Possessed of ten thousand in gold,
I'll forsake both my father and mother,
And wed with my young sailor bold.
Said William, young lady, remember
Your parents you're bound for to mind,
On sailors there is no dependence.
When they leave their true-lover's behind :
Be advised—stay at home with your parents,
And do by them as you are told—
And never let any one tempt you
To wed with a young sailor bold.
She said there is no one can persuade me
One moment to alter my mind ;
I'll ship and be off with my true-love,
He never shall leave me beaind ;
She dressed herself like a young sailor,
Forsak'd both her parents and gold ;
Two years and a half on the ocean
She sailed with her young sailor bold
Three times that her lover was shipwreck'd,
She always prov'd constant and true ;
Her duty she done like a sailor,
When aloft in her jacket of blue ;
Her father weep'd and lamented,
From his eyes tears in showers had rolled,
'Till at length they arrived safe in England,
Caroline end her young sailor bold
Caroline went straight way to her father,
In her jacket and trowsers of blue ;
He received her, and that moment fainted,
When first she apperred in his view ;
She cries, now, dear father, forgive me,
Deprive me of silver and gold ;
Grant me my request—I'm contented
To wed with my young sailor bold.
Her father admired young William,
And yowed them in sweet unity ;
If life should be spared until morning
Together they married should be.
They are married, and Caroline's portion
Is twenty-five thousand in gold ;
So now they live happy and cheerful ;
Caroline and her young Sailor bold.
Haly, Printer, Cork.

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