Twas Down in Cupid's Garden I Wandered For to View
The Sweet and Lovely Flowers That in the Garden Grew,
And One It Was Sweet Jasmine, the Lily, Pink and Rose;
They Are the Finest Flowers That in the Garden Grow.
I Had Hot Been in the Garden But Scarcely Half An Hour,
When I Beheld Two Maidens, Sat Under a Shady Bower,
And One It Was Sweet Nancy, So Beautiful and Fair,
The Other Was a Virgin and Did the Laurels Wear.
I Boldly Stepped Up to Them and Unto Then Did Say,
"Are You Engaged to Any Young Man, Come Tell to Me, I Pray?"
"No, I'm Not Engaged to Any Young Man, I Solemnly
I Mean to Stay a Virgin and Still the
So, Hand in Hand Together, This Loving Couple Went;
To View the Secrets of Her Heart Was the Sailor's
Or Whether She Would Slight Him While He to the
Wars Did Go.
Her Answer Was, "Not I, My Love,
For I Love a Sailor Bold."
It's Down in Portsmouth Harbour, There's a Ship Lies Waiting There;
Tomorrow to the Seas I'll Go, Let the Wind Blow High Or Fair.
And, If I Should Live to Return Again, How Happy I Should Be
With You, My Love, My Own True Love, Sitting Smiling On My Knee.