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Purson – Sailor's Wife's Lament lyrics
Married a sailor today
Soon he is going away
An albino blackbird
Nests by her bedside in sympathy
Waits at the window at night
The light from the lighthouse is bright
It fills her with warm nostalgia
It's all that she has of him
All the girls who knocked say "Come out to play"
All of the boys in the town woo her with wildberry flowers
Her lily-white charm
Just like the bird who's keeping her calm
Will soon fly away
Letters so seldom appear
Her hair's turning grey with the fear
Some say she's insane, they say he's to blame
Still she waits for him
All the girls who knocked say "Rise from the bed"
Now all the boys in the town mourn her with wildberry flowers
Laid on her grave
And the old bird has nothing to say
He has flown away


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