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Great Big Sea lyrics : "Yankee Sailor"

We were poor
But I was satisfied
And I thought that you were, too


You were pure
And I was terrified

I wasn't good enough for you

When they sailed

Into the harbour
I could see it in your eyes


I knew
That you were dreaming
Of leaving me behind


You say "America is beautiful"
And I sure hope you're right

If I could see you across the water
I'd say "America is beautiful tonight"
I'd say "America is beautiful tonight"


When I met
That Yankee sailor

He stood tall and shook my hand

He took pleasure

In the moment
In the measure of a man


Then he turned
And left me standing
And he asked you out to dance


But when you met
That Yankee sailor

I knew I didn't stand a chance

You say "America is beautiful"

And I sure hope you're right
If I could see you across the water
I'd say "America is beautiful tonight"

I'd say "America is beautiful tonight"
Beautiful tonight


We were poor
But I was satisfied
And I thought that you were, too


You were pure
And I was terrified

I wasn't good enough for you

You say "America is beautiful"

And I sure hope you're right
If I could see you across the water
I'd say "America is beautiful tonight"

I'd say "America is beautiful tonight"
I'd say "America is beautiful tonight"

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