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Farewell My Dear Nancy Your waist is too slender Your fingers are too small I fear they would not answer Our cable ropes to haul Where the great guns roar like thunder And the swift bullets do fly And the silver trumpets sounding To drown the dreadful cry If I should meet some fair maids All blooming fair and gay If I should take a fancy What would my Nancy say What would I say dear William Why I would love her too And I would step one side While she conversed with you Oh say not so my Nancy Your words do break my heart And you and I'll get married The night before we part And so these two got married And he's sailing o'er the main May heaven's blessings rest on her Till he returns again From Songs the Whalemen Sang, Huntington Collected from the journal of the Cortes, 1847 Note: A fragment of Banks of the Nile DT #442 Laws N9 RG
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