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Thread #54759   Message #849782
Posted By: MMario
18-Dec-02 - 03:37 PM
Thread Name: Songs of the Sailor and Lumberman
Subject: Lyr Add: A LONG TIME AGO (2)
(James H. Williams MS)
(Doerflinger - 'Sings of the Sailor and Lumberman' p 38)

Away down Soouth where I was born,
[To me way, hay, hay, yah!]
Among the fields of cane and corn,
[A long time ago.]

I wish to God I had never been born
To go rambling round and round Cape Horn

Around Cape Horn where wild winds blow
Around Cape Horn thorugh frost and snow

The wind from the sou'west a-blowing a gale,
The packet ship she's crowding sail.

The monkey dressed in the sojer's clo'es,
but where he come from God on'y knows!

Oh, bully John from Baltimore,
I knew you well on the Eastern Shore.

Oh, bully John, I knew him well,
But now he'd dead and gone to hell.

Tis a long, long time and a very long time,
Tis a long time since I made this rhyme