My Jolly Sailor Bold Uke tab by Themes

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Upon one summer's morning I carelessly did stray
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Down by the Walls of Wapping where I met a sailor gay
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Conversing with a bouncing lass who seem'd to be in pain
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Saying William when you go I fear you will ne'er return again
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His hair it does in ringlets hang his eyes as black as sloes
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May happiness attend him wherever he goes
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From Tower Hill down to Blackwall I will wander weep and moan
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All for my jolly sailor bold until he does return
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My father is a merchant—the truth I now will tell
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And in great London City in opulence doth dwell
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His fortune doth exceed ₤3 in gold
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And he frowns upon his daughter 'cause she loves a sailor bold
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A chordA fig for his riches his merchandize and gold
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True love is grafted in my heart give me my sailor bold
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Should he return in poverty from o'er the ocean far
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To my tender bosom I'll fondly press my jolly tar
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My sailor is as smiling as the pleasant month of May
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And oft we have wandered through Ratcliffe Highway
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Where many a pretty blooming girl we happy did behold
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Reclining on the bosom of her jolly sailor bold
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Come all you pretty fair maids whoever you may be
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Who love a jolly sailor bold that ploughs the raging sea
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While up aloft in storm or gale from me his absence mourn
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And firmly pray arrive the day he home will safe return
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My name it is Maria a merchant's daughter fair
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And I have left my parents and three thousand pounds a year
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My heart is pierced by Cupid I disdain all glittering gold
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There is nothing can console me but my jolly sailor bold

 

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