Dark Eyed Sailor lyrics and chords

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As I roved  
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out one ev
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ening 
 
 
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fair
 
It being in the sum
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mertime to  
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take the  
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air  
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I spied a sai
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lor and a  
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lady 
 
 
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gay, 
 
 
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And I  
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stood to list
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en, and I  
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stood to lis
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ten
 
To  
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hear waht they would  
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say.  
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He said “Fair lady, why do you roam
For the day is spent and the night is on?”
She heaved a sigh while the tears did roll
“For my dark-eyed sailor, for my dark-eyed sailor,
So young and stout and bold.”
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“‘Tis seven long years since he left this land
A ring he took from off his lily-white hand.
One half of the ring is still here with me
But the other’s rolling, but the other’s rolling
At the bottom of the sea.”
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He said “Ye may drive him out of your mind
Some other young man you will surely find
Love turns aside and soon cold does grow
Like the winter’s morning, like the winter’s morning,
The hills are white with snow.”
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She said “I’ll never forsake my dear
Although we’re parted this many a year.
Genteel he was and norake like you
To induce a maiden, to induce a maiden
To slight the jacket blue.”
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One half of the ring did young William show
She ran distracted in grief and woe
Saying, “William, William, I have gold in store
For my dark-eyed sailor, for my dark-eyed sailor
Has proved his overthrow.”
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There is a cottage by yonder lea
This couples married and does agree
So maids be loyal when your loves at sea
For a cloudy morning, for a cloudy morning
Brings in a sunny day.
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