"Sailor Wife's Lament" as written by Rosalie Cunningham and Ed Turner....
Married a sailor today
Soon he is going away
An albino blackbird
Nests by her bedside in sympathy

Waits at the window at night
The light from the lighthouse is bright
It fills her with warm nostalgia
It's all that she has of him

All the girls who knocked say "Come out to play"
All of the boys in the town woo her with wildberry flowers
Her lily-white charm,
Just like the bird who's keeping her calm,
Will soon fly away

Letters so seldom appear
Her hair's turning grey with the fear
Some say she's insane, they say he's to blame,
Still she waits for him

All the girls who knocked say "Come out to play"
All of the boys in the town woo her with wildberry flowers
Her lily-white charm,
Just like the bird who's keeping her calm,
Will soon fly away


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