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1. In Portsmouth town there lived a maid
Bless you young women
In Portsmouth town there lived a maid
Do mind what I do say!
In Portsmouth town there lived a maid
The British Navy was her trade,

I'll go no more a-rovin' with you fair maid.
A-rovin', a-rovin', since rovin's been my ru-i-in
I'll go no more a-rovin' with you fair maid.


2. She swore to me that she was true. Bless...
She swore to me that she was true. Do mind...
She's true to me, she's true to you
She's true to the whole damn Navy, too

3. I put me hand upon her toe
Sez she,"Young man, you're rather low"

4. I put me hand upon her knee
Sez she,"Young man, you're makion' free"

5. I put me hand upon her thigh
Sez she,"Young man, you're drawin' nigh"

6. I put me hand upon her thatch
Sez she,"Young man, that's my main hatch"

7. I slipped me mainmast to her blocks
Sez she, "Young man, I've got the pox!"