American Ballads and Songs

Complete Text & Lyrics - online book

Home Main Menu Singing & Playing Order & Order Info Support Search Voucher Codes



Share page  Visit Us On FB

Previous Contents Next
160 AMERICAN BALLADS AND SONGS
72 CAPTAIN KIDD
"My parents taught me well, as I sailed, as I sailed, To shun the gates of hell as I sailed. I cursed my father dear, and her that did me bear, And so wickedly did swear, as I sailed, as I sailed, And so wickedly did swear, as I sailed.
" I'd a Bible in my hand, when I sailed, when I sailed, But I sunk it in the sand as I sailed. I made a solemn vow, to God I would not bow, Nor myself one prayer allow, when I sailed, when I sailed, Nor myself one prayer allow, when I sailed.
"I murdered William Moore as I sailed, as I sailed, And left him in his gore as I sailed, And being cruel still, my gunner did I kill, And much precious blood did spill, as I sailed, as I sailed, And much precious blood did spill as I sailed.
"My name was Robert Kidd as I sailed, as I sailed, My name was Robert Kidd, as I sailed. My name was Robert Kidd, God's laws I did forbid, And so wickedly I did, as I sailed, as I sailed, And so wickedly I did as I sailed!"






E-Book - An Annotated Compendium of Old Time American Songs by James Alverson III