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​I Never Will Marry

This song is by Ramblin' Jack Elliott and appears on the compilation album Best Of The Vanguard Years (2000).

One day as I rambled, down by the seashore
A wind it did whistle and the waters did roar
I heard a fair maiden give a pitiful cry
And it sounded so lonesome as it sailed out on high

"I'm never to marry, I'll be no man's wife
I'll expect to live single all the days of my life"
The shells in the ocean shall be my deathbed
And the fish in deep water swim over my head

Oh fare thee well William, you're the one I adore
I'm going were I'll never see you anymore
She cast her fair body in the waters so deep
She closed her pretty blue eyes in the waters to sleep

"I'm never to marry, be no man's wife
I'll expect to live single all the days of my life"
One day as I rambled, down by the seashore
The wind it did whistle and the waters did roar

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