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163 THE HANDSOME CABIN BOY
For a text somewhat similar to the Michigan-Eorm, which closely resembles a Such broadside, see Ord, p. 160. The present version was sung in 1935 by Mr Frank Madison, Grattan Center
i It is of a pretty female As you shall understand; She had a mind for roving Unto some foreign land; All dressed in sailor's clothing, This fair maid did appear; She engaged with a captain, O his cabin boy to be.
2 The wind it being favorable They soon put out to sea;
The captain's lady being on board, She seemed to enjoy The favorable appearance Of the handsome cabin boy.







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