The Lost Lover
© 2000, Jim Lesses. All Rights Reserved.

As I went out walking one evening for pleasure,
Haul on the bowline, and sail away.
I spied a young maiden, a-taking my measure,
Haul on the bowline, and sail away.

She gave me the eye, such a pretty little flower,
Haul on the bowline, and sail away.
With a wink and a nod, we went up to her bower,
Haul on the bowline, and sail away.

CHORUS
Haul on the bowline, and bring me my true lover,
Haul on the bowline, and sail away.
Haul on the bowline, I'll never love another,
Haul on the bowline, and sail away.

But I didnít see the drug that she hid in her slipper,
Haul on the bowline, and sail away.
And when I awoke, I was sailing on a clipper,
Haul on the bowline, and sail away.

Now the captain and his mate, they both treat me so badly,
Haul on the bowline, and sail away.
With their shouts and their kicks, they are driving me madly,
Haul on the bowline, and sail away.

CHORUS

For seven long years all the world Iíve been sailing,
Haul on the bowline, and sail away.
Iíve had plenty of time to remember my failing,
Haul on the bowline, and sail away.

Young men when out walking, beware of the maidens,
Haul on the bowline, and sail away.
And check both their slippers, before you make hay then,
Haul on the bowline, and sail away.


 

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