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The Jacket So Blue
This song and "Far, Far at Sea" are from a broadside of about 1835, apparently of English origin. There is a crude woodcut of a ship in one corner. It was sent the editor by a retired seaman in Searsport, Maine, 1916; and in turn given by the editor to the Library of the University of Maine in 1917.
i In Liverpool town, In fair Lancashire, I lived in splendor, And free from love's care.
2     I rolled in riches,
And sweethearts not a few, I 'm wounded by a sailor And his jacket so blue.
3     There came a crew of sailors
And so on you shall hear, From Scotland to Liverpool, Abroad for to steer.
4     There is one among them
I wish I ne'er knew, He's a bonny sailor lad With his jacket so blue.
5     His cheeks like the roses,
His eyes like the slows.
He is handsome and proper
He kills where he goes.






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