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Peggy (Overseas With A Soldier)

This song is by Jack the Lad and appears on the album The Old Straight Track (1974).

Well it's of an old soldier come from sea
His musket all over his shoulder
And it's on pretty Peggy, he's cast his eye
And she's cast her eye on the soldier

Oh my gold and my silver shall be thine
I'll give you all my gold and my plunder
If you leave all your lands, leave your husband, dear
And sail overseas with a soldier

John, her husband he's mounted his high horse back
Expecting for to meet her at the water
But when he's got there it was late in the day
And she's fled overseas with a soldier

Well they hadn't been sailing a week or more
When their love it had turned into anger
He's beat her and he's kicked her and he's called her a whore
Sent her back to her John in the morning

As Peggy walked up and Peggy walked down
They asked her where she was going
She's made not an answer, she wouldn't say where
For she'd been overseas with a soldier

When Peggy got home it was late in the night
And she was afraid to be seen
Under a window she listened a while
To her husband nursing the baby

Oh hushaby little one now don't you cry
Your mommy's gone and left you in sorrow
If she comes back well she cannot stay here
She can stay overseas with her soldier

Oh open the door and let me in
I'll never prove false any longer
You go from me door, will you leave me alone
And find you a home with the soldier?

John, her husband he's mounted his high horse back
He's rode till he's came to the water
He's abused the winds and the waters clear
Sent Peggy overseas with a soldier

He's abused the man that built the boat
He's abused the captain that sailed her
He's abused the winds and the waters clear
Sent Peggy overseas with a soldier

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Traditional, arranged by Jack The Lad

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