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Jackie left on a cold dark night
Telling me he'd be home
Sailed the seas for a hundred years
And left me all alone

Now I've been dead for twenty years,
I've been washing the sand with my ghostly tears
Searching the shores for my Jackie oh

And I remember the day that the young man came
Said, "Your Jackie's gone he’s lost in the rain"
And I ran to the beach and laid me down
"You’re all wrong'' I said, as they stared to the sun
''That man know that sea like the back of his hand,
He'll be back sometime laughing at you''

Well I've been waiting all this time,
For my man to come take his hand in mine
And lead me away to unseen shores
I've been washing the sand with my salty tears
Searching the shore these long years
And I'll walk the sea forever more

Till I find my Jackie oh
Jackie oh Jackie oh Jackie oh

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