Songs Of The Soldiers And Sailors U.S.

Official U.S. Forces Songbook circa 1917

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(E flat)
Of all the wives as e'er you know,
Yeo-ho! lads, ho; yeo-ho ! yeo-ho! There's none like Nancy Lee, I trow,
Yeo-ho ! lads, ho ! yeo-ho! See there she stands and waves her hands upon the
quay, An' ev'ry day when I'm away she'll watch for me An' whisper low, when tempests blow, for Jack at sea. Yeo-ho ! lads, ho ! yeo-ho ! The sailor's wife the sailor's star shall be, Yeo-ho! we go across the sea; The sailor's wife the sailor's star shall be, The sailor's wife his star shall be.
The harbor's past, the breezes blow,
Yeo-ho ! lads, ho; yeo-ho ! yeo-ho ! 'Tis long ere we come back, I know,
Yeo-ho ! lads, ho! yeo-ho ! But true and bright, from morn till night, my home
will be, An' all so neat an' snug an' sweet for Jack at sea, An' Nancy's face to bless the place an' welcome me;
Yeo-ho ! lads, ho ! yeo-ho !
The bos'n pipes the watch below,
Yeo-ho ! lads, ho ! yeo-ho ! yeo-ho ! Then here's a .health before we go,
Yeo-ho ! lads, ho ! yeo-ho ! A long, long life to my sweet wife and mates at sea; An' keep our bones from Davy Jones where'er we be; An' may you meet a mate as sweet as Nancy Lee;
Yeo-ho ! lads, ho ! yeo-ho !

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