The Maid On The Shore


There was a young captain who followed the sea
Let the winds blow high or blow low!
Oh, I shall die, I shall die the young captian did cry,
If I don't get that maid on the shore,
Oh, if I don't get that maid on the shore!

The young captain had jewels and a purse of gold.
Let the winds blow high or blow low!
And all his gold he would gladly give to this fair maid
If she would take a sail out to sea,
Oh, if she would take a sail out to sea.

So by subtle persuasions he led her aboard.
Let the winds blow high or blow low!
Then haunting tunes she did sing, and she sang them so long
That she soothed the bold sailors to sleep,
Oh yes! she soothed the bold sailors to sleep.

All his jewels she took and his purse full of gold.
Let the winds blow high or blow low!
Bravely she took his broadsword to make herself an oar,
And she paddled away from the ship,
Oh yes! she paddled away from the ship.

Oh, were my men so mad, Oh, were my men so drunk!
Let the winds blow high or blow low!
Why did they let her go free with her beauty so fair?
On the beach now she sits all alone,
Oh, on the beach now she sits all alone.

Your men were not so mad, your men were not so drunk.
Let the winds blow high or blow low!
When you were all fast asleep, I left you on the deck.
I'm a maiden again on the shore,
Oh, I'm a maiden again on the shore.

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