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Jeannie C
St. Rogers
Come al ye lads draw near to me
that i be not forsaken
for this day is lost the "Jeannie C"
and my living has been taken
and I'll go to sea no more.

We set out that day
in the bright sunlight
the same as any other
my son and I and old john Price
in a boat named for my mother
and I'll go to sea no more.

I'm sure ye know
what the fishing has been
it's been scarce and hard and cruel
but that day by God we sure caught cod
and we sang and laughed like fools
and I'll go to sea no more.

I'll never know what we struck that day
but strike we did like thunder
John Price gave sigh
and went over-side
now forever he has gone under
and I'll go to sea no more.

My God I cried as she went down
that ship was like no other
my father he built her when I was nine
and he gained her for my mother
and I'll go to sea no more.

Sure I can have another built
in the boat shop by the river
but I would not like the keel they built
like the one the waves roll over
and I'll go to sea no more.

Come al ye lads draw near to me
that i be not forsaken
for this day is lost the "Jeannie C"
and my living has been taken
and I'll go to sea no more.
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