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The Star of Logy Bay (traditional Newfoundland) Ye ladies and ye gentlemen I pray ye lend an ear While I locate the residence Of a lovely charmer fair The curling of her yellow locks First stole my heart away And her place of habitation Is down in Logy Bay 'Twas on a summer's evening This little place I found I met her aged father Who did me sore confound Saying, "If you address my daughter, I'll send her far away, And she never will return again, While you're in Logy Bay." "How could you be so cruel as To part me from my love? Her tender heart beats in her breast As constant as a dove. Oh, Venus was no fairer, Nor the lovely month of May." May Heaven above shower down its love On the star of Logy Bay 'Twas on the very next morning He went to St. John's town And engaged for her a passage On a vessel outward bound He robbed me of my hearts delight And sent her far away And he left me here downhearted For the star of Logy Bay Oh, now I'll go a-roaming I can no longer stay I'll search the wide world over In every country I'll search in vain through France and Spain Likewise Americay 'Til I do sight my heart's delight The star of Logy Bay Now to conclude and finish The truth to you I'll tell Between Torbay and Outer Cove 'Tis there my love did dwell The finest girl ever graced our Isle So everyone did say May Heaven above send down its love On the star of Logy Bay From the collection of Andrew Draskoy AJS oct97
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