Carter Family Songs With Chords I Never Will Marry

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I Never Will Marry


One [E]morning as I [B7]rambled all [E]down the sea[A]shore,

the wind it did [E]whistle, and the [B7]waters did [E]roar.

I [E]heard a fair [B7]damsel make a [E]pitiful [A]sound,

it sounded so [E]lonesome in the [B7]waters [E]around.


I never will marry, or be no man's wife,

I expect to live single all the days of my life.

The shells in the ocean shall be my death bed,

the fish in deep water swim over my head.


She plunged her fair body in the waters so deep,

she closed her blue eyes in the waters to sleep.

My love's gone and left me, the one I adore,

she's gone where I never will see her anymore.


+ repeat verse 2