Clover Blossom

Cat. #1161 (MFH #810) - As sung by Audrey Barclay, Springfield, Missouri on September 19, 1970

Down at th station everything was gay
Troops were departing ever for th fray
Came a little maiden, touched a trooper grand
An' a bunch a clover blossoms placed in his hand

My Father was a sailor just like you
My Father was a sailor an' wore a coat of blue
My Father was a sailor I'll never see him again
My Father was a sailor sir, a sailor on th Maine

Please take these flowers an' place them for me
On Father's grave sir, down by th sea
Whisper an' tell him, I send them by you
An' I know he'll hear you, for you wear a coat of blue