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Nantucket Maid

Written/Posted by mike gregory


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- Play count: 1090

Size: 1,912kb, uploaded 8/6/2007 10:02:39 PM
Genre: Unknown/None Chosen / Playing Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)

Written 1963, when I was far from home and sad. And, even though us kids from the 1950's were taught NOT to cry when sad, I said to myself

9 comments on “Nantucket Maid”

jen h Says:
Tuesday, August 7, 2007 @6:32:40 AM

purty and sad, Mike!

pootwaddle Says:
Tuesday, August 7, 2007 @10:50:03 PM



Scarecrow Says:
Wednesday, September 5, 2007 @11:42:30 AM

Well done, that chap.

Greg Connor Says:
Monday, March 24, 2008 @4:39:19 PM

Nice song Mike!  The banjo lifts the words up a bit.

pcfive Says:
Thursday, August 27, 2009 @12:26:31 PM

 lovely, sounds like a real traditional.

Janna Says:
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @4:48:21 PM

Very lovely song. It is very nice

Louisiana Rose Says:
Saturday, May 29, 2010 @4:28:39 PM

A lovely folk song Mike, You have a nice voice

mike gregory Says:
Monday, May 31, 2010 @7:18:45 AM

For those of you who want the lyrics:

1. The salt in the ocean is bitter
The wind from the ocean is cold.
My darling true love was a sailor man,
And now I have no one to hold.

2. He was a young man, only twenty and one,
And I was a lass of nineteen.
He vowed he'd come back, with gold in his pack,
And clothe me in robes like a queen.

3. He was my fiance' at twenty and three,
And I was but twenty and one,
When he set his sail, to follow the whale,
to buy me the moon and the sun.

4. He was a yoiung husband of twenty and five,
His bride was but twenty and three.
He was washed from the deck
Of the sloop "Roger Beck",
And he sank in the bitter salt sea.

5. The salt tears I weep are so bitter,
As bitter as salt in the brine.
My darling true love was a sailor man...
Oh, where is that sailor of mine?

mike gregory Says:
Friday, December 10, 2010 @9:00:29 PM

Just got an e-mail from one of my many many sisters.
She's going to use this to show her autoharp teacher how she's progressed.
She says she wants to do a song that her teacher has never heard before.
I'm flattered.
This song has held up well for the last 47 years.

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