English Folk Songs from the Southern Appalachians

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Jack Went A-Sailing
18 So here's a handsome couple So quickly did agree. How stylish they got married, And why not you and me ?
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2   This young lady she was courted By men of high degree ;
There was none but Jack the sailor Would ever do for she.
3   As soon as her waiting-maid Heard what she did say, She went unt© her father With her heart content.
4  Dear daughter, if this be true What I have heard of you, It's Jackie shall be vanished And you confined shall be.
5   This body you may have, My heart you can't confine; There's none but Jack the sailor That can have this heart of mine.
6   Poor Jackie, he's gone sailing With trouble on his mind, A-leaving of his country And darling girl behind.
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