THE MAID ON THE SHORE
by Solas

There was a fair maid and she lived all alone
She lived all alone on the shore-o
No one could she find for to calm her sweet mind
But to wander alone on the shore, shore, shore
To wander alond on the shore-o

There was a brave captain who sailed a fine ship
And the weather being steady and fair-o
"I shall die, I shall die," the dear captain did cry
"If I can't have that maid on the shore, shore, shore
If I can't have that maid on the shore-o"

After many persuasions they brought her on board
He seated her down on his chair-o
He invited her down to his cabin below
Farewell to all sorrow and care-o
Farewell to all sorrow and care-o

"I'll sing you a song," this fair maid did cry
This captain was weeping for joy-o
She sang it so sweetly, so soft and completely
She sang the captain and sailors to sleep-o
Captain and sailors to sleep-o

She robbed them of jewels, she robbed them of wealth
She robbed them of costly fine fare-o
The captain's broadsword she used as an oar
She rowed her way back to the shore, shore, shore
She rowed her way back to the shore-o

Oh the men, they were mad and the men, they were sad
They were deeply sunk down in despair-o
To see her go away with her booty so gay
With her rings and her things and her fine fare-o
Rings and her things and her fine fare-o

"Well, don't be so sad and sunk down in despair
And you should have known me before-o
I sang you to sleep and I robbed you of wealth
Well, again I'm a maid on the shore, shore, shore
Again I'm a maid on the shore-o"