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Thomas and Nancy When the bo's'n's loud whistle keeps sounding Causing Nancy and Thomas to part, As she stood on the beach broken-hearted, The tears from her blue eyes did start. "O Thomas, O Thomas," cried Nancy, "When you're roving far over the foam, Think of Nancy your l'yal true lovyer, Think of Nancy and your paryents and home." Our good ship sailed over the ocean, Like a sea-gull went over the foam, And Thomas lay on his down pillow, Dreamed of Nancy and his paryents at home Our good ship sailed over the ocean, Like a sea-gull on the billows was tossed And the rocks broke our good ship in sunder And our good ship and the cargo was lost As Nancy was roaming the bide-way In the place where she oft roved before She saw the cold corpse of her Thom; A-floating along by the shore. She kissed his pale lips to her sorrow, And she kissed them again to her grief And before the sun rose on the morrow To you, Nancy, death brought relief Come all you young maids that goes courting That never object any grief, Be like Nancy, that l'yal true lovyer, That died with her Thomas so brave. DT #812 Laws K15 From Greenleaf, Ballads and Songs of Newfoundland Collected from Bryant Galliott, Sally's Cove, 1920 SOF oct96
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