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Thread #76196   Message #1347330
Posted By: Joe Offer
04-Dec-04 - 02:02 PM
Thread Name: DTStudy:Capt Calls All Hands/Bold Privateer
Subject: RE: DTStudy:Capt Calls All Hands/Bold Privateer
OUR CAPTAIN CALLS

Our captain calls all hands
To sail tomorrow.
Leaves many a fair pretty girl
In grief and sorrow.
What makes you go abroad
Fighting for strangers,
When you could stop at home
Free from all dangers?

When I had gold in store
You did invite me
Now that I'm low and poor
You seems to slight me
Dry off your brandy tears
And leave off weeping
For happy shall we be
At our next meeting

You courted me a while
Just to deceive me
Now my heart you have gained
You mean to leave me
Saying there's no belief in man
Not my own brother
So girls if you can love
Love one another.

from Seeds of Love, Sedley
Recorded by Carthy/Swarbrick on Byker Hill
@love @parting @war
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OUR CAPTAIN CRIED ALL HANDS

Our captain cried all hands, we sail tomorrow
And leave these girls behind to grieve and sorrow
Why do you go abroad, fighting for strangers
When you could be safe at home, free from all danger

You courted me a while just to deceive me
Now my heart you have gained, you mean to leave me
There's no belief in men, not my own brother
So girls if you can love, love one another

When I had gold in store you did invite me
Now that I'm low and poor you seem to slight me
I'll dry my wasted tears and leave off weeping
For happy we shall be at our next meeting

Farewell to all my friends, father and mother
I am your only child, you'll ne'er get another
There's no belief in men, not my own brother
So girls if you can love, love one another

@farewell @army
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