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Sailor Home From the Sea

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Sailor Home From the Sea

Sailor Home From the Sea
(Dorothy Hewitt)

Oh Cock of the North with a dream in his hand
My love has come home to this beautiful land
He bursts through the door with his eyes like the sun
And his kitbag crammed full of the treasures he's won

A coral from Broome and a tall Darwin tale
A pearl and a clam and the jaws of a whale
My kitchen is filled with the smell of the sea
And the leaping green fishes my love brings to me

Oh tumble your treasures from Darwin and Broome
And fill with their glory this straight little room
With the sun of the morning ablaze on his chest
My love has come home from the north of north-west

And deep in our bed we'll lie and we'll be
We'll kiss and we'll listen to the rain on the sea
Warm as the summer, we've lived winter long
My love has come home like King Solomon's song

 Author: Dorothy Hewitt. Music by Martyn Wyndham-Read
 Source: Martyn Wyndham-Read 'Harry the Hawker is Dead' Argo ZFB 82.
It is also recorded on Martyn Wyndham-Read 'Beneath a Southern Sky'
Fellside FECD 115

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