Waves on the Sea

Lyrics Shared By: Jennifer

Carter Family (Mother Maybelle, Helen, June, and Anita):
Oh, the waves on the sea, how they roll
The chilly winds, how they do blow
My own true love got drownded in the deep
And that ship never got to the shore

Well, I left my dear darling grieving
I left my dear darling grieving
I left my dear darling grieving after me
For I never expect to see her any more

Oh, the waves on the sea, how they roll
The chilly winds, how they do blow;
My own true love got drownded in the deep
And that ship never got to the shore

Oh, the first on the deck was the porter of the ship
And a rough-looking fellow was he
Said, "I care no more for my wife and my child
Than I do for the fish in the sea"

Oh, the waves on the sea, how they roll
The chilly winds, how they do blow
My own true love got drownded in the deep
And that ship never got to the shore

Oh, the next on the deck was the captain of the ship
And a nice-looking fellow was he
Said “10 poor sailors got drownded in the deep
And the ship’s still out in the sea”

Oh, the waves on the sea, how they roll
The chilly winds, how they do blow
My own true love got drownded in the deep
And that ship never got to the shore

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