The faithful sailor boy, song

Maggie McGee, singing in English
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It was on a dark and stormy night the snow lay on the ground
A sailor lad stood on the quay his barque was outward bound
His sweetheart standing by his side shed many a bitter tear
And as he clasped her to his breast he murmured in her ear.

Farewell farewell my own true love this parting gives me pain
You’ll be my hope my guiding star ‘til I return again
My thoughts will be on you my love while storms are raging high
Farewell my love remember me your faithful sailor boy.

‘Twas in a gale that ship set sail the storms ran mountains high
She watched the vessel out of sight while tears they dimmed her eyes
She prayed to god in heaven above to guide him on his way
And then as if his parting words re-echoed o’er the bay.

Farewell farewell my own true love this parting gives me pain
You’ll be my hope my guiding star ‘til I return again
My thoughts will be on you my love while storms are raging high
Farewell my love remember me your faithful sailor boy.

‘Tis sad to say that ship returned without that sailor boy
For he was drowned while out of site the flag flew half mast high
And when his comrades came ashore and told her he was dead
And in a letter that he wrote these last few lines she read.

Farewell farewell my own true love on earth we’ll meet no more
But I hope to meet in heaven above on that eternal shore
My thoughts will be on you my love while storms are raging high
Farewell my love remember me your faithful sailor boy.