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Thread #54759   Message #849780
Posted By: MMario
18-Dec-02 - 03:36 PM
Thread Name: Songs of the Sailor and Lumberman
Subject: Lyr Add: A LONG TIME AGO (1)
A LONG TIME AGO (1)
(from the singing of William Laurie)
(Doerflinger - 'Songs of the Sailor and Lumberman p 37-38)

A-way dowen South in Old Ten-nes-see,
[Way, hay,hay, yah]
A-way down south in old Ten-nes-see,
[oh, a long time a-go]

It is a long time, a ver-y long time
A long time, a ver-y long time

Since my young lady has written to me, (twice)

Saying, willie dear, come home from sea (twice)

It is a long time, a very long time,
Oh, a long time, a very long time

If ever I get my foot on the shore (twice)

Oh I will go to sea no more!
Oh I will go to the sea no more!

If ever I get my foot on the land, (twice)

I will be some lady's fancy man!
Oh, I will be some lady's fancy man!

It is a long time, a very long time
It's a long time, a very long time.