The Holy Ground

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Adieu my fair young maidens,
A thousand times adieu
We must bid goodbye to the Holy Ground,
The place that we love true
We will sail the salt seas over
And return again for sure
To seek the girls that wait for us,
In the Holy Ground once more.
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Fine girl you are,
You're the girl that I do adore,
And still I live in hope to see,
The Holy ground once more
Fine girl you are!

2. We're on the salt sea sailing
And you are safe behind
Fond letters I will write to you,
The secrets of my mind
Fond letters I will write to you,
The girl I do adore
And still I live in hope to see,
The Holy ground once more.
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3. I see a storm arising,
I can see it coming soon
For the night is dark and dreary,
You can scarcely see the moon.
And the good ship she is tossing about,
And her riggings is all tore
But still I live in hope to see,
The Holy ground once more.
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4. And now the storm is over
And we are safe on shore
And a health we'll drink to the Holy Ground
And the girls we do adore
We will drink strong ale and porter
And make the taprooms roar
And when our money is all spent
We will go to sea for more.
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