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Thread #16016 Message #147913
Posted By: Lohouse8@aol.com
10-Dec-99 - 10:56 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Tarpaulin Jacket
Subject: Lyr Add: WRAP ME UP IN MY TARPAULIN JACKET
From the Burl Ives songbook "Seasongs" circa 1956 as follows. I have sheet music w/chords. May be related to Rosin the Beau, but that is not the same tune as recorded by Ives.
WRAP ME UP IN MY TARPAULIN JACKET
Oh, had I the wings of a turtle dove, so high on my pinions I'd fly.
Slap! Bang! To the heart of my Polly love,
And in her dear arms I would die.
Wrap me up in my tarpaulin jacket, and say a poor duffer's laid low.
Send for six jolly seamen to carry me,
With steps mournful, solemn and slow.
Oh, then let them send for two holystones, and place them at head and at toe,
Upon them write this inscription,
"Here lies a poor dufffer below."
Then send for six jolly foretopmen, and let them a-rollicking go,
And in heaping two gallon measures,
Drink the health of the duffer below.
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