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Dear Elizabeth (Jacqui MacDonald) Dear Elizabeth, I hope this letter finds you just the same as it leaves me Dear Elizabeth, we had a storm, a Northwest gale at sea Dear Elizabeth, we sail at noon, I'll bring you a present back Dear Elizabeth, I'll se you soon, Goodbye for now, yours, Jack My great-great grandfather sailed the seas in a clipper as mate He was born in Carneyshiels in 1828 And he courted dear Elizabeth, who saved each letter from her beau Now I've read each one, each verse a tear, yet I feel all aglow His letters weren't the usual ones, full of "I love you, my dear" No kisses, no forget me nots, but still one thing was clear He loved her dearly in his way, as a sailor honest and rough For the way he began each sentence, to her was quite enough So now I sigh and shed a tear about that man so fine And think that's what Elizabeth did each time she read a line And as she was a sitting there at home and as he sailed on the sea They never knew his letters few would do the same to me sung by Jacqui and Bridie SOF
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