Lisbon

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'Twas on a Monday morning, all in the month of May,
Our ship she weighed up anchor all for to sail away,
The wind it from the southwest blew, for Lisbon we were bound,
The hills and dales were covered with pretty young girls around.

2. I wrote a letter to Nancy, for her to understand,
That I should have to leave her unto some foreign land,
She said, my dearest William these words do break my heart,
Oh let us married be tonight, dear Willy before you start.

3. For ten long weeks or better I've been with child by thee,
So stay at home dear William be kind and marry me,
Our captain has commanded us and I shall have to go,
The Queens in want of men my love I never dare answer no.

4. I'll cut my long yellow hair mens clothing I'll put on,
And I will go with you my love and be your waiting man,
And when it is your watch on deck your duty I will do,
I'll face the field of battle love in order to be with you.

5. Your pretty little fingers they are but long and small,
Your waist it is too slender to face the cannon ball,
For loud the cannon rattle love and blazing bullets fly,
And silver trumpets sound my love to cover the dismal cry.

6. If I should meet with a lady that's proper tall and gay,
If I should fancy her my love what would you have to say,
Would you not be offended then oh no my lover true,
I'd stand aside sweet William whenever she pleasures you.

7. Twas on a Monday morning all in the month of May,
Our ship she weighed up anchor all for to sail away,
The wind it from the southwest blew for Lisbon we were bound,
The hills and dales were covered with pretty young girls around.

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