American Old Time Song Lyrics: 44 Jack Is The Captain And I'm The Mate

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Jack is the Captain and I'm the Mate.
Copyright, 1894, by Frank Harding.
Words and Music by Safford Waters.

My Jack comes home again to-day, over the sea,
And once again my lad I'll greet,
He'll take the lassie that he loves on his knee,
And happiness will be complete.
It's one sweet year since first he brought me here,
Our little cottage dear to keep,
And said, "Nancy, my own, we'll have one ship at home,
And one upon the rolling deep."
So y'ho! then y'ho! o-o, then,
At home and on the rolling deep.

Chorus.
We're sailing on the sea of life, steering together,
Fair or foul the weather.
For our ship's steady and her course is straight,
Jack is the captain and I'm the mate.
We're sailing on the sea of life, steering together,
Fair or foul the weather,
For our ship's steady and her course is straight,
Jack is the captain and I'm the mate.

My Jack he says whene'er he sails bravely away,
With me he always leaves his heart,
While I am thinking of my lad night and day,
And so we seem the less apart.
Our home is neat, it's tidy, sung and sweet,
I know that it just suits Jack;
It's an anchorage warm, a port in every storm,
And a heart in the welcome back.
So y'ho! then y'ho! o-o, then,
A heart in the welcome back.- Chorus.
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