A sailor boy

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It was a frosty wintermorn’, the snow lay on the ground
A sailor boy stood on the quay, his ship was outward bound
His sweetheart standing by his side, she’d many a bitter tear
And as he pressed her to his hart, he whispered in her ear:

Refrein:

Farewell, farewell my own true love, this parting gives me pain
You’ll be my own true guiding star, till I return again.
My thoughts shall be of you my love when storms are raging high
So farewell love remember me, your faithful sailor boy.

 

It was in a gale the ship set sail his sweetheart standing by
She watched the ship far out of sight, till tears had dimmed her eyes
She prayed to God in heaven above, to guide him on his way.
And then those parting words she heard, echoing o’er the bay

Refrein:

Farewell, farewell my own true love, this parting gives me pain
You’ll be my own true guiding star, till I return again.
My thoughts shall be of you my love when storms are raging high
So farewell love remember me, your faithful sailor boy.

 

But sad to say, the ship returned, without the sailor boy.
He lost his live far out at sea, the flag was half-mast high
And when his comrades came ashore, and told her he was dead
In a letter that he wrote to her, the last lines sadly said:

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Farewell, farewell my own true love, on earth we meet no more
We’ll meet on that eternal shore in that bright heaven above
My thoughts have been of you my love when storms are raging high
Now farewell love remember me, your faithful sailor boy


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