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8                       AMERICAN SEA SONGS.
The way she drinks it is a sin,
Chorus. I and my wife cannot agree,
Chorus. For she drinks whiskey in her tea,
Chorus. I had a girl; her name was Lize,
Chorus. And she put whiskey in her pies,
Chorus. Whiskey's gone, and I '11 go too,
Chorus. For without whiskey I can't do, etc.
A very enlivening windlass or pumping chant is I 'm Bound for the Rio Grande:
I 'm bound away this very day,
Oh, you Rio ! I 'm bound away this very day,
I 'm bound for the Rio Grande ! And away, you Rio, oh, you Rio ! I 'm bound away this ve-ry day,
I 'm bound for the Rio Grande !
Another is Homeward Bound with a Roaring Breeze:
We 're homeward bound with a roaring breeze,
Good-by, fare you well! We 're homeward bound with a roaring breeze, Hurrah, my boys ! We 're homeward bound !
I wrote to Kitty, and she was well,
Good-by, fare you well! She rooms at the Astor and dines at the Bell,
Hurrah, my boys ! We 're homeward bound !
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