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    "House Carpenter" Lyrics

    Nickel Creek

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    'Well met, well met'
    said an old true love
    'Well met, well met'
    said he
    "I have just returned
    from the salt, salt sea
    and it's all
    for the love of thee."

    "Come in, come in, my own true love
    and have a seat by me
    it's been three-fourths of a long, long year
    since together we have been."

    "I can't come in and I can't sit down
    for I've only a moment's time
    they say you're married to a house carpenter
    and your heart will never be mine."

    "I could've married the king's daughter fair
    and she would have married me
    but I have forsaken her crowns of gold
    and it's all for the love of thee."

    "Now will you forsake your house carpenter
    and go along with me?
    I'll take you where the grass grows green
    on the banks of the deep blue sea."

    Then she picked up her darling little babe
    and kisses she gave it three
    saying "Stay right here my darling little babe
    and keep your papa company."

    They had not been on the ship two weeks
    I'm sure it was not three
    til this true love began to weep and to mourn
    and she wept most bitterly

    saying "Are you weeping
    for my silver and my gold?"
    saying "Are you weeping for my store?
    or are you weeping for your house carpenter
    whose face you'll never see no more?"

    'A curse, a curse'
    to the sailor she cried
    'A curse, a curse'
    she swore
    "you robbed me of my darling little babe
    that I shall never see no more."

    They had not been on the ship three weeks
    I'm sure it was not four
    when there came a leak in the bottom of the ship
    and sank them for to rise no more.
    This song was last modified on November 23rd, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Bmg Rights Management Us, Llc.
    Written by Chris Thile, Sara Watkins, Sean Watkins.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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