Tuesday, October 4, 2016

I Never Will Marry

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The chorus of this cheery tune was derived from a British broadside ballad known as "Down by the Seashore". There are many variations, I've included two that I found on YouTube, also listen to the version performed by Joe Val.

One morning as I rambled all down the seashore
The wind it did whistle, and the waters did roar
I heard a fair damsel make a pitiful sound
It sounded so lonesome in the waters around

I never will marry, or be no man's wife
I expect to live single all the days of my life
The shells in the ocean shall be my death bed
The fish in deep water swim over my head

She plunged her fair body in the waters so deep
She closed her blue eyes in the waters to sleep
My love's gone and left me, the one I adore
She's gone where I never will see her anymore

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