BOUND FOR THE RIO GRANDE

Bound for the Rio Grande

Bound for the Rio Grande

1. I’ll sing you a song
of the fish of the sea. Oh Rio.
I’ll sing you a song of the fish of the sea
And we’re bound for the Rio Grande.
Then away love, away, ‘Way down Rio,
So fare ye well my pretty young gel.
For we’re bound for the Rio Grande.

2. Sing good-bye to Sally,
and good-bye to Sue. Oh Rio.
And you who are listening,
good-bye to you.
And we’re bound for the Rio Grande.
Then away love, away, ‘Way down Rio,
So fare ye well my pretty young gel.
For we’re bound for the Rio Grande.

3. Our ship went sailing
out over the Bar. Oh Rio.
And we pointed her nose
for the Southeren Star.
And we’re bound for the Rio Grande.
Then away love, away, ‘Way down Rio,
So fare ye well my pretty young gel.
For we’re bound for the Rio Grande.

4. Farewell and adieu
to you ladies of Spain. Oh Rio.
And we’re all of us
coming to see you again.
And we’re bound for the Rio Grande.
Then away love, away, ‘Way down Rio,
So fare ye well my pretty young gel.
For we’re bound for the Rio Grande.

5. I said farewell
to Kitty my dear. Oh Rio.
And she waved her white hand
as we passed the South Pier.
And we’re bound for the Rio Grande.
Then away love, away, ‘Way down Rio,
So fare ye well my pretty young gel.
For we’re bound for the Rio Grande.

6. The oak, and the ash,
and the bonny birk tree. Oh Rio.
They’re all growing green,
in the North Countrie.
And we’re bound for the Rio Grande.
Then away love, away, ‘Way down Rio,
So fare ye well my pretty young gel.
For we’re bound for the Rio Grande.

 

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