Wreck Off London Bridge

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'Twas about two thousand years ago
On a fine but rainy day
A smart young chap nam'd William Jones
Was bound for Australia
So he went on board of a penny steam-boat
To cross the ocean main
And he bid adieu to Temple Bar
Like wise to his Susan Jane
Singing - Fare ye well my Susan Dear
I may never see you more
Oh my heart's in a commotion, I'm a going across the ocean
Where the winds and waters roar

When the ship arrove off London bridge
An angry storm arose
At first the wind it got to words
And then it came to blows
Poor William Jones felt rather querr
(He look'd as tho' in pain)
He thought of the land where he was born
Also of Susan Jane
Sighing Fare ye well my Susan Dear
I may never see you more
Oh my heart's in a commotion, I'm a going across the ocean
Where the winds and waters roar

The gallant Captain rush'd on deck
With frnzy in one eye
Cried he _ "stand by the main jib-boom!
My bold brave crew _ stand by !!"
The noble crew stood by some time
'Twas useless _ it was vain
The storm rag'd wild _ poor William dropp'd
A tear to Susan Jane.
Sobbing - Fare ye well my Susan Dear
I may never see you more
Oh my heart's in a commotion, I'm a going across the ocean
Where the winds and waters roar

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Will rushed below unto his trunk
And opend wide the lid
Then kiss'd his Susan's portrait twice
(He kiss'd it twice he did)
For assistance - all in vain
For the ship went down with crew and Will
Who lov'd fair Susan Jane
Gurgling - Fare ye well my Susan Dear
I may never see you more
Oh my heart's in a commotion, I'm a going across the ocean
Where the winds and waters roar


When the news was broke to Susan how
Her William had been drown'd
She broke out all over in fainting fits
Her anguish knew no bound
Said she - "with sorrow I'll go mad!
Or else I'll go - insane !!
For I do so love my William and
He lov'd his Susan Jane
And on parting he said - Fare ye well my Susan Dear
I may never see you more
Oh my heart's in a commotion, I'm a going across the ocean
Where the winds and waters roar

One night as susan sat in grief
For the loss of her Will Jones
There came a knock at the front door bell
Cried she "them voice that tones!!"
It was her Will, he was not dead
But had come back again
And he violently threw his arms around
The neck of Susan Jane
Singing - I'll no more say farewell Susan Dear
For I'll never leave you more
Oh my heart's in a commotion, to the dickensĀ¹ with the ocean
Where the winds and waves that roar