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The Prentice Boy To a New York Trader I do belong (I was bound) To sail the sea around and round I had not sailed a league but one When I fell in love with a young woman. cho: Whack fal lal I dey, Whack fal lal I dey. And to my captain I then did go And told to him my sad grief and woe "I love a girl as I love my life What would I give if she was my wife." "Begone you foolish and simple boy To love a girl ypou can ne'er enjoy For she has sweethearts on land and sea And she'll ne marrried before you're free." "Oh never mind, I'll go and try Perhaps she might but fancy I Perhaps she might but fancy I Although I am but a prentice boy." Me and my shipmates we did agree To go ashore and have a spree And to dance with me she was no way shy And to toss off a glass with her prentice boy. I bought her ribbons, I bought her gloves And safe conveyed them unto my love And in taking them she was no way shy Although they came from a prentice boy. Now come all you young prentices, where'er you be Never flirt yout love in low degree But love that girl as you love your life And when you're leaving, make her your wife. DT #579 Laws M12 From Songs and Ballads from Nova Scotia, Creighton RG
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