oh well there wouldn`t be a sailor lad a sailin`on the main
to gain the good will of his captain`good name
he came ashore on evening for to be
and that was the beginning of my own true love and me
well I asked her for a candle for tolight me up to bed
and likewise for a handkerchief to tie around me head
she tended to me needs like a young maid ought to be
so then I say to her.