The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #57083   Message #3286073
Posted By: GUEST,999
06-Jan-12 - 02:16 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Long Years Ago (from Shirley Collins)
Subject: Lyr Add: SAILOR AND HIS BRIDE (from M MacArthur)

It's song 4 on the page.


In the spring when I was young
The flowers they bloomed the birds they sung
But not one bird as happy as I
When my love the sailor lad was nigh

The eastern stars were shining bright
the moon beams in the glistening night
The sailor and his lovely bride
Sat weeping by the ocean side

Scarce three months since we were wed
But oh how fast the time has fled
Three months passed and the dawning of the day
When a proud wind bore my own true love away

Time goes by and he comes no more
To greet his love by the ocean shore
The ship went down in the middle of the storm
And he no more came home

I wish that I was sleeping too
Beneath the waves of the ocean blue
My soul to my god and my body to the sea
And the dark blue waters rolling over me