The Rosabella

One Monday morning in the month of May,
One Monday morning in the month of May,
I thought I heard the Old Man say,
The Rosabella will sail today.

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And I’m going on board the Rosabella,
I’m going on board the Rosabella,
I’m going on board, I’m down to board
The saucy Rosabella.

She’s a deep-water ship with a deep-water crew,
She’s a deep-water ship with a deep-water crew,
You can stick to the coast but be damned if you do
On board the Rosabella.

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All around Cape Horn in the month of May,
All around Cape Horn in the month of May,
All around Cape Horn is a very long way
On board the Rosabella.

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Around Cape Horn we all must go,
Around Cape Horn we all must go,
Around Cape Horn in the ice and snow,
On board the Rosabella

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Them Bowery girls they make me grieve,
Them Bowery girls they make me grieve,
They take me my money and they make me leave
On board the Rosabella.

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One Monday morning in the month of May,
One Monday morning in the month of May,
I thought I heard the Old Man say,
“The Rosabella will sail today.”

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