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Oh I'm sailin' away my own true love
I'm sailin' away in the morning
Is there something I can send you from across the sea
From the place that I'll be landing ?

No, there's nothin' you can send me, my own true love
There's nothin' I wish to be ownin'
Just carry yourself back to me unspoiled
From across that lonesome ocean.

Oh, but I just thought you might want something fine
Made of silver or of golden
Either from the mountains of Madrid
Or from the coast of Barcelona ?

Oh, but if I had the stars from the darkest night
And the diamonds from the deepest ocean
I'd forsake them all for your sweet kiss
For that's all I'm wishin' to be ownin'.

That I might be gone a long time
And it's only that I'm askin'
Is there something I can send you to remember me by
To make your time more easy passin' ?

Oh, how can, how can you ask me again
It only brings me sorrow
The same thing I want from you today
I would want again tomorrow.

I got a letter on a lonesome day
It was from her ship a-sailin'
Saying I don't know when I'll be comin' back again
It depends on how I'm a-feelin'.

Well, if you, my love, must think that-a-way
I'm sure your mind is roarmin'
I'm sure your thoughts are not with me
But with the country to where you're goin'.

So take heed, take heed of the western wind
Take heed of the stormy weather
And yes, there's something you can send back to me
Spanish boots of Spanish leather.



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    UnregisteredAug 26, 2012 at 9:58 pm
    Geeza being fobbed of by his bird gives in to her demands and requests boots of spanish leather to remind her of him tough as old boots point is all females lie in the end
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    UnregisteredJul 31, 2012 at 11:08 pm
    The story of two lovers, the women departing for spain. She asks is there anything you'd like me to bring you. And all he wants is for her to come back to him. But she keeps insisting let me bring you something anything but her presence.
    Finally, giving up he asks for spanish boots of spanish leather.
    She will never return. He has to leave with it. Give me shoes so i can learn to walk away.
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    UnregisteredJun 2, 2012 at 8:15 pm
    It comes in lots of folk songs, its just one of those things
    twm morys (welsh) sings about bwtsias mawr ledar sbaen
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    UnregisteredMay 11, 2012 at 12:25 pm
    This song is all about a pair of boots. If one spots the connections, these are spanish boots, possibly felt, possibly, leather, we'll never know.
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    UnregisteredMay 2, 2012 at 6:10 am
    Obviuosly, he wants his love to just come back home to him, and she's (nicely) reminding him, warning--she'll be gone for a long time, maybe forever, and as he realizes this is true, he grasps on to all she is leaving him-- a chance to have a gift from her, and i think he also finally concedesto the gift as a desperation to keep himself in her mind, the only possibility of hanging on to her in any way he can... And something to remember her by, and tragiclally will ultimately be a martyred gift--something he will eventually use as her surrogate for lost love

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