It's of a nobleman's daughter,
So handsome and comely was she.
Her father possessed a large fortune
Of forty-five thousand in gold.
He had but one only daughter,
Caroline was her name we are told.
One day from her drawing-room window,
She espied a young sailor bold.

His cheeks were as red as the roses,
His eyes was as black as the jet.
Caroline took her departure,
Went out and young William she met.
She said, “I'm a nobleman's daughter,
Possessing some thousands in gold,
I'll forsake my father and mother
And wed with the young sailor bold.”

She dressed herself up like a sailor
In her jacket and trousers so blue.
Three years and a half on the ocean
She spent with her young sailor bold.
Three time her true love got shipwrecked;
Each time to him she proved true.
Her duty she did as a sailor
In her jacket and trousers of blue.

Her father he wept and lamented,
The tears from his eyes often rolled.
Until they arrived safely in Galway,
Caroline and her young sailor bold.
Caroline came home to her father
In her jacket and trousers so blue,
Saying, “Father, dear father, forgive me,
I own that I have troubled you.”

“Oh father, dear father, forgive me,
Deprive me of silver and gold,
But grant me my request, I'm contented
To wed with my young sailor bold.”

Her father embraced young William
And dressed him in sweet unity,
Saying, “Your life will be spared until morning,
Together and married you'll be.”
They got married and Caroline's portion
of forty-five thousand in gold.
And now they live happy together
Caroline and her young sailor bold.

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