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Sinking In The Lonesome Sea

 

[D]There was a little ship

And it sailed upon the sea

And she went by the name of the [G]Merry Golden Tree

And she [D]sailed upon the low and lonesome low

And she sailed upon the [A7]lonesome [D]sea

 

There was a little sailor

Unto his captain said

Oh captain captain what'll you give to me

If I sink them in the low and lonesome low

If I sink them in the lonesome sea

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Two hundred dollars

I will give unto thee

And my oldest daughter I will wed unto you

If you sink them in the low and lonesome low

If you sink them in the lonesome sea

 

He bowed upon his breast

And away swim he

Till he came the ship of the Turkish Reveille

As she sailed upon the low and lonesome low

As she sailed upon the lonesome sea

 

If it wasn't for the love

Of your daughter and your men

I would do unto you as I did unto them

I would sink you in the low and lonesome low

I would sink you in the lonesome sea

 

He bowed his head

And down sank he

Farewell farewell to the Merry Golden Tree

For I'm sinking in the low and lonesome low

For I'm sinking in the lonesome sea

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