Early Spring

by Kathleen Allan

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Early spring, when I was young
the birds so merrilye have sung
was there ever a bird so happy as I
when my young sailor lad was nigh

‘Tis six long months since I’ve been wed
the days so merrilye have fled
but tomorrow morning by the dawning of the day
the ocean presses my love away

The eastern star is shining clear
the day o’er breaks on the ocean near
the sailor leaved his lovely bride
a-weeping on the ocean side

The time rolled on and he came no more
to see his bride on the ocean shore
His ship went down by the rollin’ of the storm
and in the deep, my love doth morn

I wish I were a-sleeping too
in the arms of my true love in the ocean blue
my soul to my God and my body in the sea
and the white waves rolling over me

Oh the past is past and she is gone
on earth we’ll meet no more
but we will meet in heaven above
on God’s eternal shore.

The eastern star is shining clear
the day o’er breaks on the ocean near
The sailor lies low and his lovely bride
is weeping by the ocean side.

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