One Spring Morning

It was one morning in the spring
I went on board to serve the king,
I left my dearest dear behind,
Who often times told me her heart was mine.

When I came back to her fatherís hall
Inquiring for my jewel
Her cruel father, this reply
Her momma says if you deny

She has married another man
A richer man for all his life
A richer man for all his life
And he has made her his lawful wife

Oí God curse gold and silver too
And all false women who wonít prove true
For some will take and then will break
All for the sake of richery

Oí stop young man donít talk too fast
The fault is great but none of mine
The fault is great but none of mine
Donít speak so hard of the female kind

If I had gold you might have part
As I have none youíve gained my heart
Youíve gained it all with free good will
So keep my vows and hold them still

Since hard fortune around me frowns
Iíll sail this ocean round and round
Iíll sail this ocean until I die
Iíll quit my ways on the mountain high