The Lost Sailor

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lyrics

Well I bid farewell to England
With my true love waiting on the shore
One of thirty men all young and fair
We were ready to face the ocean storms

And the captain called: 'fair weather,
so come on lads, it's time that we were gone'
So I left my home for ever
Alas my love, I fear I've done you wrong

Well we sailed upon the gulf stream
Across the brine, the wide Sargasso Sea
And I soon forgot my true love
The seven seas were all there was for me

And my shipmates said: 'wherever
We come on shore, that's where our wives will be'
And we never stopped to wonder
What we could find out on the deep blue sea

Well the storm hit hard one morning
Oh such a gail no tar had ever seen
And we'd hardly heard the warning
Before our sails were torn to smithereens

And that good ship sank for ever
With all hands onto the ocean floor
And we all went down together
Alas my love, I'll never see thee more

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from The Sun Destroys The Sky, released September 18, 2016

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Chris Manasseh Warrington, UK

Chris is an original singer-songwriter with folk and indie influences. His songs combine instantly memorable tunes with poetic and thought-provoking lyrics.

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