One morning I rambled down by the seashore
And the wind it did whistle, and the water did roar
I heard some fair maiden give a pitiful cry
And it sounded so lonely, it swept oh so high
Said William to Molly "If you will agree
To give your consent, love, to marry me"
"My mind is to marry, and never to part
For the first time I saw you, you wounded my heart"
"Go away from me, William, and leave me alone
For I'm just a poor girl, and a long way from home"
"I never will marry, I'll be no man's wife
I intend to live single all the days of my life"
"The shells in the ocean shall be my deathbed
While the fish in deep waters swim over my head"
She cast her fair body in the water so deep
And she closed her pretty blue eyes forever to sleep
Traditional. Performed by The Kossoy Sisters.