Across the Western Ocean

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Capstan Chanty

O, the times are hard and the wages low
Amelia, where you bound?
The Rocky Mountains is my home
Across the Western Ocean.

2. It's a land of plenty there you'll see
Amelia, where you bound?
I'm off across the Western Sea.
Across the Western Ocean.

3. To Liverpool I'll make my way
Amelia, where you bound?
To Liverpool that Yankee school.
Across the Western Ocean.

4. There's Liverpool Pat with his tarpaulin hat
Amelia, where you bound?
And Yankee John the packet rat.
Across the Western Ocean.

5. Beware those packet ships, I pray,
Amelia, where you bound?
They'll steal your stores and your clothes away.
Across the Western Ocean.

6. Wives and sweethearts don't you cry
Amelia, where you bound?
Sons and daughters wave goodbye
Across the Western Ocean.

7. Oh the jobs were bad and wages low
Amelia, where you bound?
The Rocky Mountains will be my new home
Across the Western Ocean.

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