MacEdward Leach and the Songs of Atlantic Canada
Lovely Jimmy
Michael Devereaux NFLD 2 Tape 7A Track 8
Trepassey Audio:
Ballad

LEACH: All right lets hear yours
DEVEREAUX: (sings)

Now Jimmy lovely Jimmy my joy and hearts delight
Many's the cloudy evening brings forth a fine night
With my heart full of sorrow and my mind full of woe
Won’t you let me go along with you no no my love no

I’ll go down to your Captain I’ll go down on my knees
Fifty bright guineas I will buy your discharge
And if that then do not do my love l'll give twice as much more
Won't you let me go along with you no no my love no

Blue jacket and trousers I’ll boldly put on
I will pass through your officers like some sailor man
I will pass through your officers my duty I will do
Won't you let me go along with you no no my love no

I’ll go down to some nunnery and there I’ll spend my life
I will never get married or be another man's wife
I will never get married though the wind it do blow
Won't you let me go along with you no no my love no


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