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Bert Jansch

While walking along on a rocky sea shore
On a wild, wet, windy day
I heard a sweet voice cry in the wind
Saying, "Lover come to me"

O'er the jagged rocks I scrambled
Fingers cut down to the core
Saw the light of a lady
She was sitting alone on the shore

"Lady all alone, please tell me
Why do you cry for me?
Why do sit in the cold and sing
Sing out to the sea?"

"Well I sing for my loved ones
Lost in the silvery sea
Sing for my homeland so dear
Sing to draw your heart near

So please, kind sir, will you help me
To find my way home?
I've traveled the seven blue oceans
Now I'm stranded here all alone

My brothers they are dying
From a plague running wild and free
Their bodies all covered in the blackest of oil
That floats on top of the sea

And my sisters are in hiding
Afraid others may see their shame
Their bodies all twisted, broken and lame
Deep in the watery main

So please, kind sir, will you help me
To find my way home
I've traveled the seven blue oceans
How I'm stranded here all alone

If you promise you will take me
To the edge of the silvery sea
I'll give you all your heart's desires
All your eyes they do see"

O'er the jagged rocks I carried her
To the edge of the silvery sea
I laid her down and kissed her sweet lips
Saying, "Lover, now you are free"

But she clung on to my arms
And she would not let me be
She clung on so fast she pulled me down
Down to the bottom of the sea

Written by JANSCH, BERT
Published by Universal Music Publishing Group

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