Grateful Dead - Jack - a - Roe lyrics

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Grateful Dead - Jack - a - Roe lyrics

There was a wealthy merchant In London he did dwell He had a lovely daughter The truth to you I'll tell Oh, 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're would be Oh, her true love e're could be Now Jackie's gone a-sailing With trouble on his mind To leave his native country And his darling girl behind Oh, his darling girl behind She went into a tailor shop And dressed in men's array And stepped on board a vessel To convey herself away Oh, convey herself away Well before you step on board, sir Your name I'd like to know She smiled all in her countenance They call me Jackaroe Oh, they call me Jackaroe Your waist is light and slender Your fingers are neat and small And your cheeks too red and rosy To face the cannonball Oh, to face the cannon-ball Well, I know my waist is slender My fingers are neat and small But it would not make me tremble To see ten thousand fall Oh, to see ten thousand fall The war soon being over She hunted all around And among the dead and dying Her darling boy she found Oh, 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 Oh, 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? Oh, so why not you and me?