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Sweet William's Farewell To Black-Ey'D Susan: A Ballad

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1 All in the Downs the fleet was moor'd,
2 The streamers waving in the wind,
3 When black-ey'd Susan came aboard.
4 Oh! where shall I my true love find!
5 Tell me, ye jovial sailors, tell me true,
6 If my sweet William sails among the crew.

7 William, who high upon the yard,
8 Rock'd with the billow to and fro,
9 Soon as her well-known voice he heard,
10 He sigh'd, and cast his eyes below:
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Marilyn Lott 31 August 2007
So exciting to read a poem like this that was written so long ago. I love having my poems mixed with work from poets in the past! Marilyn
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