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Wandering Willie

Language: English

Joy was bereft me the day that you left me, 
Climbing the vessel to sail yon wide sea;
Weary betide it! I wandered beside it, 
Banned it for parting my Willie and me.
Far o'er the wave hast thou followed thy fortune; 
Oft fought the squadrons of France and of Spain;
Ae kiss of welcome's worth twenty at parting, 
Now I hae gotten my Willie again.

Welcome, from sweeping o'er sea and through channel, 
Hardships and danger despising for fame,
Furnishing story for glory's bright annal, 
Welcome, my wanderer, to Jeanie and hame.

Submitted by Ferdinando Albeggiani


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Text added to the website: 2012-02-11.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:46
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Word count: 93

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