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Waves on the Sea [core]

Oh, the waves on the sea, how they roll
The 4 chilly winds, how they do 1 blow
My (4) own true love, got 1 drownded in the deep
And the ship never 5 got to the 1 shore

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

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

One cold night as I lay on my bed
I fell so fast asleep
And thoughts of my true love come runnin' to my head
And poor sailors that sail on the deep

Then three times around turned the gallant old ship
Yes three times around turned she
And as she turned the third time around
She sank to the bottom of the sea

Oh the moon shines so bright and the stars give us light
And my mother is waiting for me
She may look, she may weep, she may look to the deep
She may look to the bottom of the sea

Available in these books:

Get Started Plus: Core Songs Edition
100 songs and our acclaimed play-by-ear learning method.
Big Print Songs
Over 200 songs.
Family Tradition
The reference manual, with lyrics to 330 songs.
The first two books feature large-print lyrics (20-point type) and include chords, historical info, jamming hints, and more.

...and on these CDs:

Five CDs, 100 songs. Recordings from the Abbott family and their friends.
Listen to sample tracks.

The MP3 collection has all 100 songs on one CD for a discount. See details.

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.