Bright Phoebe


Bright Phoebe was my true love's name
So fair a girl that was ever seen
So fair a girl that was ever seen
If you'd travel this wide world over.

Oh, she and I we did agree
That married shortly we would be
As soon as I returned from sea
We would settle that solemn bargain.

Before I did return from sea
My lovely damsel was slain from me
The pride and glory of my heart
In her cold grave lay mouldering.

I am forsaken, I am forlorn
I wish to God I had never been born
I'd have died before the billows' roar
Since fortune had proved so cruel.

I will go down to some silent place
Where no other man shall behold my face
I'll spend the remainder of my days
Lamenting for bright Phoebe.

Midi sequenced by Barry Taylor

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