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Storms are on the Ocean

I'm going a 4 way to 1 leave you, love
I'm going a5 way for a 1 while
But, I'll re- 4 turn to 1 you sometime
If I go ten 5 thousand 1 miles

The 4 storms are on the 1 ocean
The (5) heavens may 5 cease to 1 be
This 4 world may lose it's 1 motion, love
If I prove 5 false to 1 thee

Oh who will shoe your pretty little feet
Oh who will glove your hands
And who will kiss your rosy cheeks
When I'm in a far-off land

Oh Papa will dress my pretty little feet
And Mama will glove my hand
You can kiss my rosy cheeks
When you return again

Oh have you seen those mournful doves
That fly from pine to pine
They're mourning for their own true love
Just like I mourn for mine

I'll never go back on the ocean, love
I'll never go back on the sea
I'll never go back on the blue-eyed girl
'Til she goes back on me

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Available in these books:

Big Print Songs
Over 200 songs.
Family Tradition
The reference manual, with lyrics to 330 songs.
Featuring large-print lyrics (20-point type) and chords, historical info, jamming hints, and more.

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.