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shipcmo Parlor Songs of the Sea (5) We Were Shipmates, Jack and I 01 Apr 11


We Were Shipmates, Jack And I

We Were Shipmates, Jack and I.
Copyright, 1890, by Geo. M. Klenk & Co.
Words by Julian Holmes. Music by Will E. Nankivelle.


We were shipmates, shipmates, Jack and I, and of him my song shall be,
For truer heart And a bolder tar ne'er sailed the deep, blue sea;
And Jack and I braved many storms when raging billows rolled;
Though Jack is gone, yet his manly deeds shall ne'er be left untold.

Chorus.
We were shipmates, shipmates, Jack And I, And of him my song shall be;
A truer heart And a bolder tar ne'er sailed the deep, blue sea.

We were shipmates, shipmates, Jack and I, but I hear his voice no more;
On a dismal night we ran on a reef when far away from shore;
Though Jack and I fought the angry waves, their fury drove us back;
And poor Jack sank with this parting cry: "Remember, shipmate, Jack."

Chorus.
We were shipmates, shipmates, Jack and I, And a right good soul was he;
A truer heart And a bolder tar ne'er sailed the deep, blue sea;
We were shipmates, Jack And I.


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