House Carpenter - Nickel Creek

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 its all for the love of thee.

Come in, come in my own true love and have a seat by me, its 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 moments time. They say you're married to a house carpenter and your heart will never be mine.

I could've married the kings daughter fair and she would have married me. But I have foresaken her house of gold, and its all for the love of thee.

Now will you foresake 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 darlin' little babe, and kisses she gave it three. Sayin' stay right here my darlin' little babe, and keep your Papa company.

They had not been on the ship two weeks, I'm sure it was not three. Till his 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 the 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 it sank them for to rise no more.

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