Missouri State University
Max Hunter Folk Song Collection

House Carpenter

Cat. #0146 (MFH #246) - As sung by Mrs. Doug "Ina" Harvey, Rolla, Missouri on June 30, 1958

VERSE1
O, is it for th land that you weep
Or is it for the shore
Or is it for .... .... .....
That you never shall see no more

VERSE 2
It is not for the land that I weep
Nor is it for th shore
But it is for my poor little inoncent little babe
That I left on yon green shore
But it is for my poor innocent little babe
That I never shall see no more

VERSE 3
That had not sailed but two or three weeks
I'm sure it was not four
God sunk th ship to the bottom of th sea
And her weepings were heard no more
God sunk the ship to the bottom of th sea
And her weepings were heard no more

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