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Seven Nations - Canadee-I-O lyrics

It's of a fair and handsome girl
She's all in her tender years
She fell in love with a sailor boy,
And it's true she loved him well
For to go off to sea with him
Like she did not know how
She longed to see that seaport town
Of Canadee-i-o

(Your color will be blue)
(Your color will be blue)

So, she bargained with a young sailor boy
Sold for a piece of gold
Straightway he led her down
All down into the hold
Sayin', "I'll dress you up in sailor's clothes
Your jacket shall be blue
You'll see that seaport town
Of Canadee-i-o."

(Your color will be blue)
(Your color will be blue)

Now, when the other sailors heard the news
Well, they fell into a rage-
And with their whole ship's company
They were willing to engage
Saying, "We'll bind her hands and feet, me boys
Overboard we'll throw her
She'll never see that seaport town
Called Canadee-i-o."

(Your color will be blue)
(Your color will be blue)

Now, when the captain he heard the news
He too fell in a rage
And with his whole ship's company
He was willing to engage
Sayin', "She'll stay all in sailor's clothes
Her collar shall be blue
She'll see that seaport town
Called Canadee-i-o."

(Your color will be blue)
(Your color will be blue)

When they sailed down to Canada
Scarce above half a year
She's married this bold captain
Who called her his dear
She's dressed in silks and satins now
She cuts a gallant show
She's the finest of the ladies
Down in Canadee-i-o

(Your color will be blue)
(Your color will be blue)

So come all you fair and tender girls
Wheresoever you may be
I'd have you to follow your own true love
When he goes out on the sea
For if the sailors they prove false to you
The captain, he might prove true
You see the honor that I have gained
From the wearing of the blue