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Maid on the Shore

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There was a young maiden who lived all alone
She lived all alone on the shore-o
There was nothing she could find to comfort her mind
But to roam all alone on the shore, shore, shore
But to roam all alone on the shore.

‘Twas of a young captain who sailed the salt sea
Let the winds blow high or blow low-o
I will die, I will die, this young captain did cry
If I can’t get that maid from the shore, shore, shore
If I can’t get that maid from the shore.

I have lots of silver, I have lots of gold
I have lots of costly ware-o
I’ll divide, I’ll divide with my jolly ship’s crew
If they’ll row me that maid from the shore, shore, shore
If they’ll row me that maid from the shore.

After much persuasion, they got her on board
Let the winds blow high or blow low-o
Where they placed her away in his cabin below
Here’s adieu to all sorrow and care, care, care
Here’s adieu to all sorrow and care.

They placed her away in his cabin below
Let the winds blow high or blow low-o
She’s so pretty and neat, she’s so sweet and complete
She sang captain and sailors to sleep, sleep, sleep
She sang captain and sailors to sleep.

She robbed him of silver, she robbed him of gold
She robbed him of costly ware-o
Then took his broadsword instead of an oar
And paddled her way to the shore, shore, shore
And paddled her way to the shore.

My men must be crazy, my men must be mad
My men must be deep in despair-o
For to let her away with her beauty so gay
And to paddle her way to the shore, shore, shore
And to paddle her way to the shore.

Your men was not crazy, your men was not mad
Your men was not deep in despair-o
I deluded your sailors as well as yourself
I’m a maiden again on the shore, shore, shore
I’m a maiden again on the shore.

There is a young maiden who lived all alone
She lives all alone on the shore-o
There’s nothing she can find to comfort her mind
But to roam all alone on the shore, shore, shore
But to roam all alone on the shore.

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