Bosun Mate Bill
Perry Neal Crawford 8 Jan 2019

In Botany Bay in a house by the sea,
Lived a young lass with a babe on her knee,
She named her young baby boy Bosun Mate Bill
After his father who's gone away still.

He grew up loading the ships by the sea,
And vowed that some day a fine sailor he'd be,
And vowed that some day a fine sailor he'd be.

He loved a lassie named Molly Maloon,
Whose beauty put shame to the stars and the moon.
Her love for him was ablaze in her soul,
Marrying him was her dream and her goal.

A fine wedding gift she had made for her man,
A coat with gold buttons embroidered by hand,
A coat with gold buttons embroidered by hand.

He left his bride with a babe on her knee,
And signed on a clipper bound for Tripoli.
He can't see her tears as she sails on the sea,
But he had vowed a fine sailor he'd be.

She stands on the widow walk, face in her hands,
His ship it went down near that far away land,
His ship it went down near that far away land.