VxPoem ID: 25486
Posted: November 9th. 2006 4:40:49 PM
The Sea- Apprentice Boy
Age Group: Adult
When first I went a sea –apprentice bound,
I sailed the salt seas all round and round,
I scarce had sailed a voyage but one,
When I fell in love with my charming Anne.
I went to my captain both stout and bold,
And unto him my secret told,
I love yon lass as I love my life,
What would I give if she were my wife.
Well , the captain said, you’re a foolish boy,
For to court a girl that you’ll ne’er enjoy.
For she’ll have lovers while you’re at sea.
And she’ll be married e’re you’ll be free.
Well, I don’t know but I’ll go and try,
For she might fancy an apprentice boy,
And she might alter her mind for me,
And wait on me until I be free.
Well, I bought her ribbons and I bought her gloves,
These things to prove of a heart that loves,
She accepted all and she was not shy.
And she vowed to wait for her apprentice boy.
When my ship is anchored and my work is over,
I’ll steer my barque for sweet Erin’s Shore,
In my native country my love I’ll enjoy ,
And she’ll welcome home her apprentice boy.
So come all you sea-apprentices where’e’er you be,
Never slight your true love while you’re at sea,
Just love her as you love your life.
And she’ll consent to be your wife.
Author's Notes: This is also known as The Apprentice Boy, The Sailor Boy,
And The Apprentice Boy in Love, this song is sung in
Ireland, New Foundland and Nova Scotia and can be found
In Sam Henry’s book, Songs of The People.Henry published
The songs he collected in a regular column in The Northern
Consitituion, a provincial co. Antrim newspaper, between the
Years 1923 and 1939, Sam Henry worked as a customs and excise
Official. From the album “The Blue Idol” by Altan
Author's Location: Washington, Washington DC
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