Songs & Ballads Of The Maine Lumberjacks

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Maine Lumberjacks          113
13     My love passed by me,
To the boat straight away, I strove to speak to him But he could not stay.
14     I strove to speak to him
But away then he flew, My heart did go with him And his jacket so blue.
15      She says, "My dear sailor,
I '11 buy your discharge, I '11 free you from the sea And set you at large.
16      "I'll free you from the sea
If you will be true, And you'll never wear a stain On your jacket so blue."
17     He says, "My dear lady,
You '11 buy my discharge, You 11 free me from the sea And set me at large.
18      "For all your kind offers
I am obliged to you, But 111 never wear a stain On my jacket of blue.
19     "I have a dear girl
In my own country, I will never forsake her For her poverty.






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