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Beautiful Isle O'er the Sea

I will not be your 4 sweetheart
I'll 5 tell you the reason 1 why
My mama's always 4 told me
To 5 pass a drunkard 1 by

Beautiful isle o'er the 4 sea (o'er the sea)
5 Beautiful isle o'er the sea (o'er the 1 sea)
Beautiful isle o'er the 4 sea (o'er the sea)
There's 5 someone waiting for 1 me

Now young man I will tell you
If you want my heart my hand
You better quit your drinking
And be a sober man

Go prove yourself, be faithful
Go prove yourself, be true
And sometime in the future
Perhaps I'll marry you

A song from the The ToneWay Mountain Music Collection, which offers lyrics and free Song Clips (recordings for learning the song by ear) for nearly 400 traditional songs, many of which are often heard in bluegrass and old-time jam circles. The ToneWay Project also offers songbooks, CDs, and a free online video series for learning to play music by ear.