All Things Are Quite Silent

Melody -

All things are quite silent,
Each mortal at rest,
When me and my love got
Snug in one nest,
When a bold set of ruffians
They entered our cave,
And they forced my dear jewel
To plough the salt wave.

2. I begged hard for my sailor
As though I begged for life.
They'd not listen to me
Although a fond wife,
Saying: "The king he wants sailors,
To the sea he must go,"
And they've left me lamenting
In sorrow and woe.

3. Through green fields and meadows
We ofttimes did walk,
And sweet conversation
Of love we have talked,
With the birds in the woodland
So sweetly did sing,
And the lovely thrushes' voices
Made the valleys to ring.

4. Although my love's gone
I will not be cast down.
Who knows but my sailor
May once more return?
And will make me amends
For all trouble and strife,
And my true love and I
Might live happy for life.

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