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Brian Peters - Jack The Jolly Tar lyrics

"Oh, I am Jack and a Jolly Tar–O
I've just returned from the sea so far–O
Oh I am Jack, and a Jolly Tar,
Just returned from the sea so far
Fa la-la do, fal la-la der-oh
Right fa la-la do

"As I came out of London city
I found myself all in great pity
And I heard 'em say as I passed by
'Poor Jack all in the street must lie'
Fa la-la do, fal la-la der-oh
Right fa la-la do

"The squire he courted for his fancy
A merchant's daughter whose name was Nancy
And I heard 'em say as I went that way
To meet again without delay
Fa la-la do, fal la-la der-oh
Right fa la-la do

"'You'll tie a string all round your finger
And let it hang all out the window
And I'll come by and I'll pull on the string
You'll come down and you'll let me in'
Fa la-la do, fal la-la der-oh
Right fa la-la do

"Damn me," says Jack, "if I don't venture
To pull the string hanging from the window!"
So he's come by and he's pulled on the string
She's come down and she's let Jack in
Fa la-la do, fal la-la der-oh
Right fa la-la do

O then she cries, "How came you here–O?
I think you've robbed me of me flower–O."
"Oh no," says Jack, "I just pulled on the string;
You came down and you let me in."
Fa la-la do, fal la-la der-oh
Right fa la-la do

"Though this be true, it makes no matter
For you're the one I will follow after
For I love Jack as I love my life
I do intend for to be Jack's wife."
Fa la-la do, fal la-la der-oh
Right fa la-la do