The Dark-Eyed Sailor
|As I rov'd out one ev'ning fair|
It being in the summertime to take the air
I spied a sailor and a lady gay
|: And I stood listen :|
To hear what they would say.
2. He said "Fair lady, why do you roam
3. "'Tis seven long years since he left the land,
|4. He said, "Ye may drive him out of your mind,|
Some other young man you'll surely find;
Love turns aside and soon cold does grow,
|: Like a winter's morning, :|
The hills all white with snow."
5. She said, "I'll never forsake my dear,
6. One half of the ring did young William show,
|7. There is a cottage by yonder lea,|
This couple's married and does agree;
So maids be loyal when your love's at sea,
|: For a cloudy morning, :|
Brings in a sunny day.