Tuesday, February 26, 2008

From the journal of the sloop Joseph Francis of Boston.

Shepherds have you seen my love
Have you seen my Anna
Pride of every shady grove
Upon the banks of Banna

I for her my home forsook
Near yon mighty mountain
Left my flock my pipe my hook
Greenwood shade and fountain

Never shall I see them more
Until her returning
All the joys of life are o'er
From gladness turned to mourning

Whither is my charmer flown
Shepherds tell who've seen her
Ah woe's me perhaps she's gone
Forever and forever

From Huntington, Songs the Whalemen Sang, pp. 236-237. From the
1795 journal of the sloop Joseph Francis of Boston.

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