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Jackaroe

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    There was a wealthy merchant
    In London he did dwell
    He had a lovely daughter
    The truth to you I'll tell
    Oh the truth to you I'll tell

    She had sweethearts a-plenty
    And men of high degree
    There was none but Jack the sailor
    Her true love e'er could be

    Now Jack he's gone a-sailing
    With trouble on his mind
    To leave his native country
    And his darling girl behind

    She went into a tailor's shop
    And dressed in men's array
    And stepped on board a vessel
    To convey herself away

    Before you step on board, sir
    Your name I'd like to know
    She smiled all on her countenance
    They call me Jackaroe

    Your waist is light and slender
    Your fingers are neat and small
    Your cheeks too red and rosy
    To face the cannonball

    I know my waist is slender
    My fingers are neat and small
    But it would not make me tremble
    To see ten thousand fall

    The war soon being over
    They hunted all around
    And among the dead and dying
    Her darling boy she found

    She picked him up all in her arms
    And carried him to the town
    And sent for a physician
    Who quickly healed his wounds

    This couple they got married
    So well did they agree
    This couple they got married
    So why not you and me

    (as sung by Joan Baez)

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