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The Faithful Sailor Boy


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Twas on a dark and stormy night

The snow lay on the ground

A sailor boy stood on the deck

The ship was outward bound

His sweetheart standing by his side

Shed many a bitter tear

At last he pressed her to his heart

And whispered in her ear


Farewell, farewell, my own true love;

This parting gives me pain.

You'll be my own, my guiding star

Until I return again.

My thought shall be of you, my love,

While storms are raging high

So fare you well!

Remember me, Your faithful sailor boy

'Twas in a gale that ship set-sail

The girl still standing by

She watched the ship clear out of sight

While tears bedimmed her eyes

She prayed to God in heaven above

To guide him on his way

The parting words her lover spoke

Re-echoed down the bay...(First CHORUS)

The author of this website has put a lot of time and effort into gathering the greatest collection of sea shanties for the world to enjoy - There are songs that have been to sung to a job of work at sea for many, many years and collecting them has been a great endeavour. - Roger Chartier has made the effort out of his own interest and the requests that he has gotten to do this work from fellow musicians who wanted a good source of sea shanties to draw on and learn from. He has been told that for this effort he is a remarkable man.