Em]Oh, I'm sailin' away my [D]own true [G]love,
I'm sailin' a[D]way in the [G]morning.
Is there [Em]]something I
can send you from a[G]cross the sea,
From the [Em]place that [D]I'll be [G]landing?
No, [Em]there's nothin' you can[D] send me, my own[G] true love,
There's nothin' I[D] wish to be [G]ownin'.
carry [Em]yourself back to me [G]unspoiled,
From [Em]across that [D]lonesome [G]ocean.
Oh, but I just thought you might want something fine
Made of silver or of golden,
Either from the mountains of
Or from the coast of Barcelona.
Oh, but if I had the stars from the darkest night
And the diamonds from the deepest ocean,
I'd forsake them all
for your sweet kiss,
For that's all I'm wishin' to be ownin'.
That I might be gone a long time
And it's only that I'm askin',
Is there something I can send you to remember
To make your time more easy passin'.
Oh, how can, how can you ask me again,
It only brings me sorrow.
The same thing I want from you today,
want again tomorrow.
I got a letter on a lonesome day,
It was from her ship a-sailin',
Saying I don't know when I'll be comin' back
It depends on how I'm a-feelin'.
[Em]Well, if you, my love, must think that-a-way,
I'm sure your mind is roamin'.
I'm sure your heart is not with
But with the country to where you're goin'.
So take heed, take heed of the western wind,
Take heed of the stormy weather.
And yes, there's something you
can send back to me,
Spanish boots of Spanish leather.