"The House Carpenter" as written by Bob Pegg, Carolanne Pegg and Dp,....
“Well met, well met,” said my own true love,
Well met, well met," cried he.
"I've just returned from the salt, salt sea
And all for the love of thee.”

“I could have married the King's daughter dear,
And she would have married me.
But I have forsaken her crowns of gold and store
All for the love of thee.”

“Oh, will you forsake your house carpenter
And go along with me?
I'll take you to where the grass grows green,
To the banks of the salt sea.”

She picked up her little babe,
Kisses gave him three,
Said "Stay right here with my house carpenter
And keep him good company.”

Well, they'd not been gone but about two weeks,
I knew it was not three.
When this fair lady began to weep and moan,
And she wept most bitterly.

Are you weeping for your silver and gold,
Are you weeping for your store?
Or are you weeping for your house carpenter
That you never shall see no more.

"A curse, a curse to the sailor," she cried.
"A curse, a curse," she swore.
"You robbed me of my darlin' little babe,
"That I shall never see no more."

They had not been on the ship three weeks,
I'm sure it was not four,
When there came a leak in the bottom of the ship,
And sank them for to rise no more.



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