I Shall Wander


I have only one cap 
And the crown of it is gone,
And the peak is all torn far asunder.
If I don't get another,
I will put this one in store.
Then across the western ocean I shall wander.

Hey, hurrah for the grog,
For your jolly good grog,
For the Demerara and tobacco!
Oh, I have spent all my tin
On a lassie drinking gin,
And across the western ocean I shall wander.

I have only one shirt,
And the neck of it is gone,
And the back is all torn far asunder.
If I don't get another,
I will put this one in store.
Then across the western ocean I shall wander.

I have only one coat,
And the front of it is gone,
And the back is all torn far asunder.
If I don't get another,
I will put this one in store.
Then across the western ocean I shall wander.

I've but one pair of shoes
And the heels are badly worn,
And the toes are all torn far asunder.
If I don't get another,
I will put this one in store.
Then across the western ocean I shall wander.

I've but one pair of pants
And the seat is patched and gone,
And the legs they are both torn far asunder
If I don't get another,
I will put this one in store.
Then across the western ocean I shall wander.

Collected by Helen Creighton.

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