One morning I rambled
down by the sea shore,
and the wind it did whistle,
and the waves they did roar.
I heard some fair maiden
give a terrible cry,
and it sounded so lonely,
and it swept up so high.

Said William to Molly,
“if you will agree
to give your consent, love,
and marry me.
For my mind is to marry
and never to part.
For the first time I saw you,
you wounded my heart.”

“Go away from me William
and leave me alone,
‘cause I’m just a poor girl
and a long way from home.
No, I never will marry
nor be no man’s wife.
I’m content to live single
all the days of my life.”

“The shoal in the ocean
will be my death bed,
with the fish in deep water
swimmin’ over my head.”
She cast her fair body
in the water so deep
and she closed her bonny-blue eyes,
forever to sleep.

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    General CommentThis song's a cover of a traditional Irish lullaby. For a female prospective of "I Never Will Marry", check out Kristin Hersh's fine rendition on one of her solo albums, "Murder, Misery, then Goodnight"--incidentally, a collection of truly maudlin folk songs and lullabies Hersh had heard sung to her as a toddler growing up in Appalachia that would make "Rockaby Baby" seem tame in comparison! 8-)
    pharmageekon November 30, 2007   Link

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