T:Fare Thee Well Lovely Mary
AF | D2 A3 B | c2 (BA) GA | B2 A2 G2 | E2 D2
de | (d3 c) AB | c2 (BA) (GA) | B2 c2 (B/A/G) | A4
(de) | (d3 c) AB | c2 (BA) GA | B2 A2 (AG) | E2 D2
A2 | D2 A2 B2 | c2 B2 AG | E2 D2 C2 | D4 ||
W:Fare thee well, lovely Mary for it's now I must leave you,
W:To the distant West Indies my long course to steer.
W:I know very well that my long absence will grieve you.
W:But I will be back in the course of the year.
W:Oh, don't talk of leaving me dearest jewel,
W:Oh, don't talk of leaving me here on the shore,
W:For it is your sweet company that I do desire love,
W:I'll sigh, I will die if I ne'er see you more.
W:Don't let my long absence bring any worry unto you,
W:Or any strange notions come into your mind,
W:For though we are parted, we'll still be true-hearted
W:And we will be married, when I do return.
W:I'll dress as a sailor, she said, and go with you,
W:In the midst of all dangers by your side I will stand.
W:And when that the cold stormy winds are a-blowing,
W:Darling I'll be with you to wait on you then.
W:Your tiny little fingers, could not hold this strong cable,
W:And your small little feet to the top-mast could not go.
W:Your frail, slender body this rough life cannot endure, love.
W:Stay at home lovely Mary, to the seas do not go.
W:Soon the big ship was sailing, lovely Mary sadly waiting,
W:Her red rosy cheeks now as pale as the snow.
W:Her gay golden locks she's continually tearing,
W:Saying, I'll sigh, love, I'll die love shall I ne'er see you more.
W:So come all you young maidens, from me take a warning,
W:and never trust a sailor or heed what he says,
W:for first they will court you, and love you and leave you,
W:forever lamenting in grief and in pain.