Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs I'll Be No Man's Wife Lyrics

Folk Songs of Our Land Track Listing
  • 1 The Legend of the Johnson Boys
  • 2 Hear the Wind Blow
  • 3 George Alley's F.F.W.
  • 4 Good Times Are Past and Gone
  • 5 Ellen Smith
  • 6 Sun's Gonna Shine in My Backdoor Someday
  • 7 This Land Is You Land
  • 8 Philadelphia Lawyer
  • 9 Life of Trouble
  • 10 Nine Pound Hammer
  • 11 I'll Be No Man's Wife
  • 12 McKinley's Gone
  • One night as I rambled down by the sea shore
    And wind it did whistle and the waters did roar
    I heard a fair maiden make a pityful sound
    It sounded so lonesome in the waters around
    I never will marry I'll be no mas's wife
    I accept to live single all the days of my life
    [ dobro ]
    My love's gone and left me the one I adore
    He's gone where I never will see him no more
    The shells in the ocean shall be my dead bed
    A fish in deep water swim over my head
    Then she plunged her fair body in the waters so deep
    She closed her blue eyes in the waters to sleep
    I never will marry...

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