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Blow the Man Down (4) As I was a-walking down Paradise street To me way, aye, blow the man down A pretty young damsel I chanced for to meet Give me some time to blow the man down She was round in the counter and bluff in the bow So I took in all sail & cried "Way enough now!" I hailed her in English, she answered me clear "I'm from the Black Arrow, bound to the Shakespeare" She says to me "Will you stand treat?" "Delighted" says I "for a charmer so sweet" So I tailed her my flipper and took her in tow And yardarm to yardarm, away we did go I bought her a two shilling dinner in town And trinkets and laces and bonnet and gown We walked and we talked and her name it was Gwen I kissed her a couple and kissed her again I says "Will you marry a seafaring man?" She says "I'll ask Mother to see if I can." Along comes a sailor, they call him Half Ton He says to her "Mother" she murmers "My son" She says to him "Son, here is your new dadee" But I says "I'm bound for the rolling sea" JY
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