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Thread #30033   Message #895417
Posted By: GUEST,Q
21-Feb-03 - 03:45 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Deep Blue Sea
Subject: Lyr Add: THE DEEP BLUE SEA (from Vance Randolph)
Here are some verses from Vance Randolph, Ozark Folksongs, no. 794, vol. 4, pp. 309-310. Sung by Miss Grace Hahn, 1941. Sheet music shown.


He promised to write me a letter,
He promised to write to me,
But I haven't heard from my darling
Who is sailing on the deep blue sea.

Oh, captain, can you tell me,
Can you tell me where he may be?
Oh yes, my pretty maiden,
He is drownded in the deep blue sea.

Farewell to friends and relations,
This is the last you'll see of me,
For I'm going to end my troubles
By drownding in the deep blue sea.

Other verses, other sources, Randolph, p. 310, vol. 4

My mother is dead and buried,
My father's forsaken me,
And I have no one to love me
But my sailor on the deep blue sea.

It was last Sunday evening
Just about the hour of three,
When my darling started for to leave me
To sail on the deep blue sea.