Constant Lovers

Melody -

1. Now as I was a-walking
Down by the sea shore
Where the wind it did whistle
And the waves they did roar
There I heard a fair maid
Make a terrible sound
Like the wind and the waves
That did echo around.

Crying "oh.. my love is gone
He's the youth I adore
He's gone and I never
Shall see him no more."

2. She'd a voice like a nightingale,
Skin like a dove
And the song that she sang
It was all about love
When I asked her to marry me,
Marry me please
But the answer she gave:
"My love's drowned in the seas."
  3. I said I had gold
And I'd silver beside
On a coach and six horses
With me she could ride
She said: "I'll not marry
Nor yet prove a wife
I'll be constant an' true
All the days I'll have life."

4. Then she flung her arms wide
And she took a great leap
From the cliffs that were high
To the billows so deep
Saying: "The rocks of the ocean
Shall be my death bed
And the shrimps of the sea
Shall swim over my head."

5. And now every night
At six bells they appear
When the moon is shining
And the stars they are clear
These two constant lovers
With each other's charms
Rolling over and over
In each other's arms.

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