Here’s Adieu to All Judges and Juries

1. Here’s adieu to all judges and juries,
Justice and Old Bailey too;
Seven years you’ve transported my true love,
Seven years he’s transported I know.

2. How hard is the place of confinement
That keeps me from my heart’s delight!
Cold irons and chains all bound round me,
And a plank for my pillow at night.

3. If I’d got the wings of an eagle,
I would lend you my wings for to fly,
I’d fly to the arms of my Polly love,
And in her soft bosom I’d lie.

4. And if ever I return from the ocean,
Stores of riches I’ll bring to my dear;
And it’s all for the sake of my Polly love
I will cross the salt seas without fear.