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Drumshanty Traditional Songs? (27) Lyr Add: SANDS OF THE SHORE 19 Mar 02


Chorus:
Oh the sands o' the shore and the waves o' the sea
When his back is turned he's a stranger tae me
He's a stranger tae me, ay, and sae let him be
For I care nae mair for him than the waves o' the sea

I aince had a sweetheart but noo I hae nane
He stole awa' ma heart but I got it back again
Ay, I got it back again, and sae let him be
For Ah care nae mair for him than the waves o' the sea

He bocht me a present o' a braw diamond ring
He thocht it wad entice me tae gang awa' wi' him
But I wisnae sae foolish as he'd ta'en me tae be
And I care nae mair for him than the waves o' the sea

Oh he is the son o' a high lord and king
And I am but the dochter o' a puir working man
Sae let him drink his wine, ay, and I'll drink ma tea
For I care nae mair for him than the waves o' the sea

In the sleevenotes to her album "By Yon Castle Wa'" Heather Heywood says she learnt it from Mary Stewart. And it is attributed to "Trad".


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