American Old Time Song Lyrics: 10 Some Other Girl Shall Wear The Ring
Theater, Music-Hall, Nostalgic, Irish & Historic Old Songs, Volume 10
Some Other Girl Shall "Wear the Ring
Copyright, 1885, by Henry J. Wehman.
Come, my fond one, come, my loved one.
Come, my dear one, close to me;
Will you wed a jolly sailor,
Who has just come from sea?
Pretty maiden, pretty maiden,
A true heart to you I bring;
Tell me sweetly, little maiden,
Will you wear for me the ring?
Go away you saucy sailor,
Please remember what you are;
You're in sad need of a tailor,
You're a poor young Jack tar.
Do not ask me now to wed you.
For I'll ne'er do such a thing;
For a poor and ragged sailor
I will never wear the ring.
Though my clothes are poor and ragged.
Said the sailor with heart sore,
I have silver in my pocket
And bright gold I've in store.
When she thus had heard him answer
Kneeling at his feet she fell,
Saying, "Still I truly love you,
Yes, I love you and right well."
Then the sailor proudly answered"Do you think that I am mad,
Thus to" wed with a poor maiden
When fortune's to be had?
I will cross the bounding ocean,
And my gold and silver bring;
And some truer-hearted maiden
Shall then wear the wedding ring."