I Never Will Marry

Words & Music:

Traditional American


C                 G

One morning, as I rambled

    C           F

All down the seashore,


The wind it did whistle

G                  C

And the waters did roar.


I heard a fair damsel

Make a pitiful sound.

She sounded so lonesome

In the waters around.


She plunged her fair body

In the waters so deep.

She closed her dear blue eyes

In the waters to sleep.


My love's gone and left me.

The one I adore.

He's gone where I never

Will see him no more.


I never will marry.

I'll be no man's wife.

I expect to live single

All the days of my life.


The shells in the ocean

Will be my deathbed.

The fish in deep water

Swim over my head.


I never will marry...


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