Young James, he has gone to sea
And he promised he'd come back for me
The people they say, he ran away with another
But true to his word, he will be

Oh, and any day now, when that ship it comes in
We will walk hand in hand from the shore
The people will see when that ship it comes in
For then he will leave me no more

If false unto me, then I'll rue
If my parents cruel tale it was true
And the one I love best, above all the rest,
Has another
Well, then I know not what I'd do


My wedding gown hangs by my bed
Alongside the veil for my head
But if I learn he'll not return, I'll be broken
And over my poor heart they'll thread


Lyrics submitted by Broken_Palace

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