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The Sailor and the Tailor (2) As I was a walking down Watchet Swayne Street A jolly old shipmate I chanced for to meet Hello, brother sailor, you're welcome to home In season to Watchet I think you are come Now don't you remember once courting a maid? But through your long absence, she's going to be wed Tomorrow in Bristol this wedding's to be And I am invited the same for to see Jack went and got license the very same night And walked into Bristol as soon as 'twas light He sat in the Temple churchyard for a while Till he saw the bride coming, which caused Jack to smile He went and he took the fair maid by the hand You're going to be married as I understand But if ever you marry, why you shall be mine So I have come here for to baulk your design Good Lord! said this fair maid, now what shall I do? I know I was solemnly promised to you The sailor's my true love and I'll be his bride There's none in this world I can fancy beside Then the tailor, he roared like a man that is mad I'm ruined, I'm ruined, I'm ruined, he said All you that have sweethearts, take them while you may Or else the Jack Tars, they will take them away. DT #492 Laws P4 From Sharp, One Hundred English Folksongs, no. 73 SOF oct96
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