#03021
I Never Will Marry (Masterless Men) videos
#2075: YouTube video by NLTreasure
©2012 ~ Used with permission ~

I never will marry, I'll be no man's wife;
I intend to stay single all the days of my life.

One morn as I rambled down by the sea shore,
The wind it did whistle and the waters did roar;
I heard a fair maiden give a pitiful cry,
It sounded so lonesome that it swept up our time.

I never will marry, I'll be no man's wife;
I intend to stay single all the days of my life.

She threw her fair body in the water so deep,
And closed her pretty blue eyes forever to sleep;
The shells in the ocean will be my deathbed,
While the fish in deep water swim over my head.

I never will marry, I'll be no man's wife;
I intend to stay single all the days of my life.

I never will marry, I'll be no man's wife;
I intend to stay single all the days of my life.

Said William to Marie, "If you will agree,
To give your consent, love, I'll be marrying thee;
My mind is to marry, and never to part,
Since the first time I met you,
how you won my heart."

I never will marry, I'll be no man's wife;
I intend to stay single all the days of my life.

I never will marry, I'll be no man's wife;
I intend to stay single all the days of my life.

####.... Author unknown. Variant of a British broadside ballad [Laws K17] Down By The Sea Shore, American Balladry From British Broadsides (G Malcolm Laws, 1957). Also a variant of a 19th-century British broadside ballad, The Lover's Lament For Her Sailor, published by J Pitts (London) sometime between 1819 and 1844, and archived at the Bodleian Library Broadside Ballads, shelfmark: Harding B 11(2238) ....####
These lyrics and videos are from a variant arranged and recorded by The Masterless Men (Back On Track / The Masterless Men, trk#10, 2000, produced by the Masterless Men and Spencer Crewe, Mount Pearl, NL, Landwash Distribution Ltd).

See more songs by The Masterless Men.

A variant was also recorded by Sons Of Erin (The Town I Loved So Well, trk#4, 1978, Erinson Records, St John's, NL, produced by Sons of Erin and recorded at Audio Atlantic Recording Studios, Halifax, Nova Scotia).

See more songs by Sons of Erin.

#1604: YouTube video by TheNewfoundlandMusic
©2016 ~ Used with permission ~


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