Bold privateer

 

Verse 1

It's farewell to my Polly dear, since you and I must part!
In crossing of the wide seas, I'll pledge to you my heart;
Our ship she does lie waiting, it's farewell my dear,
For I am just a-going on board a bold privateer.

Verse 2

She says - "My dearest Jimmy, I pray you to forbear,
And do not leave your Polly so deeply in despair;
I'd advise you stay at home with your true lover dear,
And not venture your life aboard a bold privateer."

Verse 3

You know, my dearest Polly, you friends do me dislike,
Besides you have two brothers that have sworn to take my life;
It's from them I must wander, myself all to get clear,
So I am just a-going on board a bold privateer.

Verse 4

And when the war is over, if we do save our lives,
It's then I will return to our sweethearts and wives;
It's then I will get married to thee, my Polly dear,
And bid adieu for ever to the bold privateer.