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Saturday, June 11, 2011

The Maid on the Shore - Canadian Traditional/Folk Song Midi and Lyrics

The Maid on the Shore
Canadian Traditional/Folk Song
Lyrics

There was once a young captain who followed the sea
Let the winds blow high or blow low!
"Oh, I shall die, I shall die," the young captain did cry
"If I don't get that maid on the shore
Oh, if I don't get that maid on the shore!"

The young captain had jewels and a purse full of gold
Let the winds blow high or blow low!
And all his gold he would gladly give to this fair maid
If she'd take a sail out to sea
Oh, if she'd take a sail out to sea.

So by subtle persuasions he led her aboard
Let the winds blow high or blow low!
Then haunting tunes she did sing, and she sang them so long
That she soothed the bold sailors to sleep
Oh yes! She soothed the bold sailors to sleep.

All his jewels she took and his purse full of gold
Let the winds blow high or blow low!
Bravely she took his broadsword to make herself an oar
And she paddled away from the ship
Oh yes! She paddled away from the ship.

"Oh, were my men so mad, Oh, were my men so drunk?"
Let the winds blow high or blow low!
Why did they let her go free with her beauty so fair?
On the beach now she sits all alone
Oh, on the beach now she sits all alone."

"Your men were not so mad, your men were not so drunk."
Let the winds blow high or blow low!
When you were all fast asleep, I left you on the deck.
I'm a maiden again on the shore
Oh, I'm a maiden again on the shore."

The Maid on the Shore - Canadian Traditional/Folk Song Free Midi Download
Midi sequence from The Great Canadian Tunebook

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