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Darling Nellie Across The Sea

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Darling Nellie Across The Sea

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[A]Oh the night was dark and stormy

When this mess[E]age came to [A]me

It was from my darling Nellie

Who is [E]far across the [A]sea


[D]Oh dear Jack I know I'm [A]dying

I've no friends or parents [E]nigh

But re[A]member dearest Jackie

There's a [E]home for us on [A]high

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Oh dear mother I must leave you

I must go across the sea

I must find my darling Nellie

Who so dearly cared for me


I was wondering through the grave yard

When found where Nellie lay

It was there my heart was broken

It was there I knelt and prayed

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Now I'm left alone in sadness

On the fields the flowers wave

And the girl I love is sleeping

In the cold and silent grave


Lay me where my Nellie's sleeping

Close beside her let me lie

Where the blooming flowers are creeping

There oh lay me when I die