Traditional Sea Shanties & Sea Songs
Pleasant And Delightful

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Pleasant And Delightful

Twas pleasant and delightful one midsummer's morn
To view the fine meadows all covered with corn
And the blackbirds and thrushes sang on every green spray
And the larks they sang melodious at the dawning of the day
: And the larks they sang melodious :
And the larks they sang melodious at the dawning of the day.

2. A sailor and his true love were walking one day
Said the sailor to his true love "I'm bound far away
Iím bound for the Indies where load cannons do roar
I must go and leave you Nancy you're the girl I adore
: I must go and leave you Nancy :
I must go and leave you Nancy you're the girl that I adore.

3. The ring from off her finger she instantly drew
Saying "Take this dearest Willie and me heart will go too"
And as she embraced her tears from her eyes fell
Saying, "May I go along with you?" "Oh no me love farewell"
: Saying, "May I go along with you?" :
Saying, "May I go along with you?" "Oh no me love farewell"

4. So fare thee well my dearest Nancy, I'm bound far away
The ship is a-waiting out there in the bay
The anchor is hoisted she waits the next flowing tide
And if ever I return again I will make you my bride
: And if ever I return again :
And if ever I return again I will make you my bride.