Sinking in the Lonesome Sea (2)

Lyrics Shared By: Jennifer

Carter Family (Mother Maybelle, Helen, June, and Anita) and Johnny Cash:
There was a little ship and it sailed on the sea
And she went by the name of the Merry Golden Tree
As she sailed upon the low and lonesome low
As she sailed upon the lonesome sea

Helen and Mother Maybelle:
There was a little sailor unto his captain said
Oh, captain, captain, what’ll you give to me
Carter Family and Johnny: If I’ll sink her in the low and a lonesome low
If I’ll sink her in the lonesome sea

Johnny and Mother Maybelle:
200 dollars I will give unto thee
And my oldest daughter I‘ll wed unto you
Carter Family and Johnny: If you’ll sink her in the low and lonesome low
If you’ll sink her in the lonesome sea

Johnny and Mother Maybelle:
He bared his breast and away swam he
Til he came to the ship of the Turkish Revelry
Carter Family and Johnny: And he sunk her in the low and a lonesome low
And he sunk her in the lonesome sea

Johnny and Mother Maybelle:
He bared his breast and back swam he
Oh, captain, captain, I want my reward
Carter Family and Johnny: For I’ll sink you in the low and lonesome low
For I’ll sink you in the lonesome sea

June:
He bared his breast and swam with the tide
And he bored three holes in his own ship’s side
Carter Family and Johnny: And he sank her in the low and lonesome low
And he sank her in the lonesome sea

Carter Family and Johnny:
He bowed his head and down sank he
Farewell, farewell to the Merry Golden Tree
And he sank into the low and a lonesome low
And he sank into the lonesome sea

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