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Did you ever see the Wild Goose sailing on the ocean
Ranzo my boys oh Ranzo Ray
They're just like them pretty girls when they get the notion
Ranzo my boys oh Ranzo Ray

Chorus
Ranzo you'll rue the day
As the Wild Goose sails away

As I was walking one evening by the river
Ranzo my boys oh Ranzo Ray
I met with a pretty girl my heart it was a quiver
Ranzo my boys oh Ranzo Ray

(Chorus x 2)

I said how are you doing this morning
Ranzo my boys oh Ranzo Ray
She said none the better for the seeing of you
Ranzo my boys oh Ranzo Ray

(Chorus x 2)

You broke my heart oh you broke it full sore o'
Ranzo my boys oh Ranzo Ray
If I sail like the Wild Goose
you'll break it no more o'
Ranzo my boys oh Ranzo Ray

(Chorus x 2)



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    This song is based on parts of a couple of Sea Chanteys, with common chantey elements like "as I roved out one evening" and "Ranzo, My boys, Ranzo", and in form it's partly chantey and partly foc'sle song. With elements of "Farewell my Lovely Nancy" and other similar Sailor/Lady farewell songs.

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