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Upon one summer's morning, I carefully did stray,
Down by the Walls of Wapping, where I met a sailor gay,
Conversing with a bouncing lass, who seemed to be in pain,
Saying, William, when you go, I fear you will ne'er return again.

His hair it does in ringlets hang, his eyes as black as soles,
My happiness attend him wherever he goes,
From Tower Hill, down to Blackwall, I will wander, weep and moan,
All for my jolly sailor bold, until he does return.

My father is a merchant — the truth I will now tell,
And in great London City in opulence doth dwell,
His fortune doth exceed ₤300,000 in gold,
And he frowns upon his daughter, 'cause she loves a sailor bold.

A fig for his riches, his merchandize, and gold,
True love is grafted in my heart; give me my sailor bold:
Should he return in poverty, from o'er the ocean far,
To my tender bosom, I'll fondly press my jolly tar.

My sailor is as smiling as the pleasant month of May,
And oft we have wandered through Ratcliffe Highway,
Where many a pretty blooming girl we happy did behold,
Reclining on the bosom of her jolly sailor bold.

Come all you pretty fair maids, whoever you may be
Who love a jolly sailor bold that ploughs the raging sea,
While up aloft, in storm or gale, from me his absence mourn,
And firmly pray, arrive the day, he home will safe return.

My name it is Maria, a merchant's daughter fair,
And I have left my parents and three thousand pounds a year,
My heart is pierced by Cupid, I disdain all glittering gold,
There is nothing that can console me but my jolly sailor bold.
From Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.
All credit goes to Hans Zimmer and Jerry Bruckheimer (plus disney, etc.)
This is the song that the men and the mermaids are singing in the White Cap Bay scene. Totally beautiful. Gemma Ward's voice was stunning and absolutely perfect for it.
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A lovely voice she has!
Serena1031 May 22, 2011  Student Digital Artist
That scene was so cool/creepy!!! Loved it!!!
me too :) For a moment, I wished to be a mermaid. They were incredibly beautiful.
Serena1031 May 22, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I agree!!!! I was like, why can't I have a tail!?! Hey, check out my drawing of Syrena.
Serena1031 May 23, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!!!!!! SYRENA x PHILIP fan club!!!! My friend just calls him the hunky Christian dude.
i just saw the movie today.
the mermaids were enchanting, and i wanted to join them.

did you wonder what happened to the missionary, when his mermaid lover just took him away? it's killing me, not knowing.
well, she said she was gonna save him. so hopefully she meant turn him into a merman. I really want them to be together.
that's what mehgan and i were thinking. and hoping.

although, my sister thought that she ate him.
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