The Faithful Sailor Boy
courtesy of www.SailorSongs.com
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.