Meet me by moonlight alone

 

Verse 1

O weep not, O weep not, dear mother,
O weep not, O weep not, for me,
For I have a sweet story to tell you,
Must be told by the moonlight alone.

Chorus

Meet me, O meet me by moonlight,
Meet me by moonlight alone,
For I have a sweet story to tell you,
Must be told by the moonlight alone.

Verse 2

O where and O where is my Willie?
O where, and O where can he be?
He's gone to the battle of freedom,
And when shall I see him again?

Chorus

Verse 3

There's a big ship out on the ocean,
It's loaded with silver and gold,
It belongs to a wealthy man's daughter,
And I'm sure my sweet Willie's on board.

Chorus

Verse 4

I wish I had wings like an angel,
I wish I had wings like a dove,
I would fly to the arms of my Willie,
To the arms of my bold sailor boy.

Chorus