"House Carpenter" as written by and Jansch Cox....
Well met, well met my own true love
well met, well met cried he
I've just returned from the salt salt sea
And it's all for the love of thee

Come in, come in my own true love
And have a seat with me
for it's been three quarters of a long, long year
Since together we have been

I can't come in and I can't sit down
I haven't but a moment's time
But I hear you're married to the house carpenter
So your love will never be mine

And I could've married with the king's daughter there
So free she was with me
But I forsook all the crowns and gold
And it's all for the love of thee

If you would have married with the king's daughter there,
I'm sure you are to blame
And it's now I've married to the house carpenter
And I'm sure he's a fine young man

Well, will you forsake your house carpenter
And come away with me?
I'll take you down to where the grass grows green,
Down by the sweet dundee

(So she picked up her tine wee babe
And kisses gave it three,
Saying stay right here my sweet, sweet dear
And keep your father company

Well, they hadn't been on ship but about 2 weeks,
I'm sure it was not 3,
When she espied his cloven foot
And began to weep most bitterly)

Are you weeping for your house and land,
Or are you weeping for your store,
Or are you weeping for your house carpenter
Whose face you'll never see no more?

No, I'm not weeping for my house and land
I'm not weeping for my store
It's now I'm weeping for my soul, so dear
Whose purity I'll never see no more

(Well, they hadn't been on ship for about 3 weeks,
I'm sure it was not 4,
When he stomped his foot and down she sank,
And sank to arise no more)

Well met, well met my own true love, love,
well met, well met cried he
I've just returned to the salt salt sea
And it's all for the love of thee


Lyrics submitted by BleedorBreathe

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