Traditional arranged by Bob Dylan
Released on World Gone Wrong (1993)
Tabbed by Eyolf Østrem
Am | | | G |Am | | | Am C Am Oh, there was a wealthy merchant, in London he did dwell Am C F C /b He had a lovely daughter, the truth to you I'll tell Am E Am Oh, the truth to you I'll tell. She had sweethearts a-plenty and men of high degree There was none but Jackie Frazier, her true love e'er to bee Oh, her true lover e'er to be. "Oh daughter, oh daughter your body I will confine If none but Jack the sailor, would ever suit your mind Oh, would ever suit your mind." "This body you may imprison, my heart you can't confine There's none but Jack the Sailor would have this heart of mine Oh, would have this heart of mine." Now Jackie's gone a-sailing with trouble on his mind To leave his native country and his darling girl behind Oh, his darling girl behind. She went into the tailor shop and dressed in men's array Then she went into a vessel to convey herself away Oh, convey herself away. "Before you step on board, sir, your name I'd like to know" She smiled all in her countenance, said, "They call me Jack-A-Roe" Oh, they call me Jack-A-Roe. "Your waist is light and slender, your fingers neat and small Your cheeks too red and rosy for to face the cannonball" Oh, to face the cannonball. "I know my waist is slender and my fingers they are small But it would not make me tremble for to see ten thousand fall" Oh, to see ten thousand fall. The war soon being over, they hunted all around Among the dead and dying her darling love she found Oh, her darling love she found. She picked him up all in her arms and carried him to town And sent for her physician to quickly heal his wounds Oh, to quickly heal his wounds. This couple, they got married, so well they did agree This couple they got married, so why not you and me Oh, so why not you and me ?