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The Captain’s Daughter (by Allison Krauss & Union Station)

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I’m a poor boy as you know
But the love of captain’s told her so
If I begged her would she go
Or would she tell me no, no, no, no, no

Daddy is a sailor man
Here fresh from the foreign land
He said when you ask my hand
For me to tell you no, no, no, no, no

Your Daddy’s gone away to sea
You’re as lovely as can be
Come and go away with me
Oh don’t you tell me no, no, no, no, no

My daddy owns a clipper ship
He brings me pearls on every trip
Pink champagne for me to sip
And you’re the poorest boy I know, know, know, know, know

I’ve got no pearls to give you
I’ve got two arms and a heart that’s true
We could start with a dream or two
Won’t you say you’ll go, go

The poor boy came from the foreign land
She was the daughter of a sailor man
Captain said when he begs your hand
You better tell him no, no, no, no, no

She said
Papa, don’t you worry please
Poor boy begs me upon his knees
I never relieved this life of ease
With the poor boy I go

Captain kissed her as he went to sea
The poor boy said go away with me
You’re lonely and you shouldn’t be
Don’t you tell me no, no, no, no, no

My daddy owns a clipper ship
He brings me pearls on every trip
Pink champagne for me to sip
And you’re the poorest boy I know, know, know, know, know

Your daddy’s given you a home
But you’ve got nobody when he is gone
I’ll go and leave you all alone
If the answer is still no, no

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