American Old Time Song Lyrics: 26 The Ship That Carries Me Home

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The Ship That Carries Me Home.
Copyright, 1885 by Willis Woodward & Co.
Words and Music by J. f, Mitchell.

The ship that carries me home to-day, to she whom I love and prize,
Is dancing out on the glist'ning bay. with sails like the fleecy skies;
My heart pulsates like the restless tide when I think of my lassie sweet,
For we'll join at last, after years have past, and our hearts and our lips shall meet;
I'll gather the sailors 'round me in a ring.
And this shall be the song that I will sing:

There's a pair of roguish dark blue eyes watching for me on shore,
A pair of arms that will twine around, and never lose me more;
A smile that's like the sunshine, as it dances on the spray,
So sing: "Yo ho! " that the ship may go, which carries me home to-day.

I've cast my lead in the sea of love, 'tis full twenty fathoms deep.
It reflects the joys of a land above, the log in my heart I'll keep;
Like a boy I long for the day we'll meet with a ship-wrecked sailor's thirst,
On the prow I'll stand, as we near the land, that my eyes shall behold her first;
I'll gather the sailors 'round me in a ring,
And this shall be the song that I will sing:-Chorus.
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