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AMERICAN BALLADS AND SONGS 27
Up spoke the boy of our gallant ship,
And a well spoken boy was he, Saying, "I have a true love in a far distant town,
And tonight she'll be wailing for me, for me,
And tonight she'll be wailing for me."
Up spoke the girl of our gallant ship, And a well spoken girl was she,
Saying, "I have been used to sleeping on a soft feather bed, And tonight on the bottom of the sea, the sea, And tonight on the bottom of the sea."
Up spoke the cook of our gallant ship, And a greasy old thing was she,
Saying, "I can have more fun with my kettles and my pots Than to sink to the bottom of the sea, the sea, Than to sink to the bottom of the sea."
Six times around sails our gallant ship,
Six times around sails she, Six times around sails our gallant ship,
And she sank to the bottom of the sea, the sea,
And she sank to the bottom of the sea.
12 LORD THOMAS
Lord Thomas he was a bold forester, The chaser of the king's deer;






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