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The Handsome Cabin Boy


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As you shall understand           

It's of a pretty fair maid                                     

She had a mind for roving

Unto a foreign land

Attired in sailor's clothing

She boldly did appear

And engaged with the captain for

To serve him for a year

She engaged with the captain

A cabin boy to be

The wind it was in favour

They soon put out to sea

The captain's lady being on board

She seemed it to enjoy

So glad the captain had engaged

A handsome cabin boy

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.