Sailor Boy

Cat. #0180 (MFH #682) - As sung by Mrs. Ed. Newton, Gainesville, Missouri on July 1, 1958

VERSE 1
Sailor, O sailor, O tell me true
Does my sweet William sail with you
O, no, no, he is not here
He got drowned in th gulf, my dear

VERSE 2
Beyond rocky lands as we passed by
Fer there's where your true lover lies
She wringed her hands, she tore her hair
Just like somebody in despair

VERSE 3
Go dig my grave both wide and deep
A marble stone at my head and my feet
Present my breast a turtle dove
To show the world that I died for love

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