Digital Tradition Mirror

I Wish I Had Someone to Love Me

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Pennywhistle notation and Dulcimer tab for this song is also available

I Wish I Had Someone to Love Me

First verse & Chorus:
   I wish I had someone to love me,
   Someone to call me his own,
   Someone to sleep with me nightly,
   I weary of sleeping alone.

   Meet me tonight in the moonlight,
   Meet me tonight all alone,
   I have a sad story to tell you
   I'm telling it under the moon.

   Tonight is our last night together,
   Nearest and dearest must part,
   The love that has bound us together
   Is shredded and torn apart.

   I wish I had ships on the ocean
   Lined with silver and gold
   Follow the ship that he sails in
   A lad of 19 years-old.

   I wish I had wings of a swallow,
   Fly out over the sea
   Fly to the arms of my true love
   And bring him home safely to me.

   Apparently  before this song went through the folk process,  it was
   one of Vernon Dahlhart's country hits of the late  30's.  It  went
   under the title of "The Prisoner's Song" and a snatch of  it
   is used at the end of the Bogart movie,  Deadend. Sally Rogers
   learned this version from Lisa Null,  who heard Irish singer
   Joe Heaney  perform it.
   I learned it summer 1982.DC


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