Folksong, triple meter, minor key – a sad song – the perfect concert mood changer. A fisherman’s wife has a dream – an omen – about her husband in bad weather. “Tarry, tarry, wait for me – don’t go out on that stormy sea”.

LYRICS

Tarry, tarry, wait for me.
Don’t go out on that stormy sea.
Don’t go out on that trawler ship,
I had a dream dear that you did slip.

There was a line and a slimy deck
in the dark and the rain and you did slip.
They lost you, dear, in the dark of the night
and I found myself weeping, 
I found myself weeping,
I found myself weeping when I turned on the light.

Tarry, tarry, wait for me.
Don’t go out on that stormy sea.
Don’t go out on that trawler ship,
I had a dream dear that you did slip.

O, my darling, do tarry here with me
and don’t go to die on the stormy sea.
I don’t want to live for the rest of my life
in the dream where I lost you,
that dream where I lost you,
that dream where I lost you forever.

Tarry, tarry, wait for me.
Don’t go out on that stormy sea.
Don’t go out on that trawler ship,
I had a dream dear that you did slip.

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