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Great Big Sea lyrics : "Wave Over Wave"

Oh me name's Able Rodgers, a share man am I
On a three masted schooner from Twillingate Isle
I've been the world over north, south, east, and west

But the middle of nowhere wheres' I likes it best

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Where its wave over wave, sea over bow
I'm as happy a man as the sea will allow

Theres no other life for a sailor like me
And to sail the salt sea boys, sail the sea
There's no other life but to sail the salt sea


Well I leave my wife lonely ten months of the year
For she built me a home and raised my children there

She never come out to bid farewell to me
Or ken why a sailor must sail the salt sea


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The work it is hard and the hours are long

But my spirit is willing, my back it is strong
And when the works over the whisky will pour
We'll dance with the girls upon some foreign shore


I've sailed the world over for decades or more
And oft times I wonder what I do it for

I dont know the answer its pleasure and pain
But with life to live over I'd do it again


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