On the Sea Shore

Cat. #0275 (MFH #469) - As sung by Mrs. Pearl Brewer, Pochahantas, Arkansas on November 12, 1958

VERSE 1
As I walked out one evening
All on the sea shore
Where th wind it did whistle
And th waters did roar

VERSE 2
I saw a fair maiden
As I walked on my way
And I stopped there to listen
To th words, she did say

CHORUS:
Cry on, my loves sure gone
He's the lad I adore
He's gone where I never
Can see him any more

VERSE 3
I intend to never marry
Nor be no mans slave
I intend to live single
All th rest of my days

VERSE 4
Th shells of this ocean
My death bed shall be
And fish of this water
Shall float over me

VERSE 5
She plunged her fair body
In th water, so deep
She closed her pretty blue eyes
In the evening, to sleep

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