American Old Time Song Lyrics: 07 Oh Nicodemus

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My lover he's going to sea. Oh, Nicodemus!
He's going away and leaving,
To watch the little fishes swimming in the sea;
But he'll soon wish for home, And to be back with me,
The ship will heave to, Nicodemus,
And so wretched you will be, so wretched you will be.

Spoken-So she said-


Oh, Nicodemus! Nicodemus! don't you go away?
I've loved you Nicodemus, and I've loved you many a day;
I've loved you in your plain attire, your lovely fustian coat,
Don't leave me Nicodemus, for that boiler-bursting boat.

Spoken-And again she began to sing-

Salt water, you know, is very wet, Oh, Nicodemus!
You know you are my only pet,
And your absence will cause me to fume and fret;
They will feed you on salt junk and nasty soft boiled peas,
Think of this well, Nicodemus,
Ere you cross those watery seas, those windy watery seas.
Oh, Nicodemus! Nicodemus! &c.

Spoken-And she also said-
Of pumpkins boiled you'll get no more, Oh, Nicodemus!
Convince yourself of this before,
You can't run away, there's no back door;
Reef the anchor, Nicodemus, the Captain he will say,
You'll have to hold on by your eyebrows,
Or you'll be blown away, straight down to Botany Bay.
Oh, Nicodemus! Nicodemus! &c.

Spoken-This is what he said­
It's no use you talking to me, said Nicodemus,
For I intend agoing out to sea,
Out to China for Souchong and Lingo Tea,
That's a profitable cargo, in fact you can't get a better,
Direct from Hong Kong, Australia.
When you send to me a letter, you send to me a letter.

Spoken-And she began yelping-
Oh, Nicodemus! Nicodemus! &c.
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