#01254
I Love To Be A Sailor (MacEdward Leach)

Now, I'm thinking of a pretty girl,
they say all sailors do,
I courted her for forty years
and maybe forty-two;
I courted her for forty years
she was a wee, wee dear,
Every time I sailed away
I whispered in her ear.

I love to be a sailor, a sailor, a sailor,
I love to go upon the ocean blue, yea I do;
I love to be a sailor, a sailor, a sailor,
Sailing on the good ship Kangaroo.

They say that every sailor's
got a wife in every port,
But that's a lie because
he has got nothing of the sort;
If every sailor's got a wife in every port,
you take my tip,
Every sailor's wife
has got a man on every ship.

I love to be a sailor, a sailor, a sailor,
I love to go upon the ocean blue, yea I do;
I love to be a sailor, a sailor, a sailor,
Sailing on the good ship Kangaroo.

####.... Variant of a comic song by Sir Harry Lauder [1870-1950] published in sheet music form in 1916 ....####

Collected in 1950 from Eddy Primroy [1928-1999] of Pouch Cove, NL, and published in MacEdward Leach And The Songs Of Atlantic Canada © 2004 Memorial University of Newfoundland Folklore and Language Archive (MUNFLA).


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