Bob Dylan - "Canadee i o" lyrics

by Bob Dylan (arr)

She's all in her tender years.
1. Well, it's all of fair and handsome girl,
She fell in love with a sailor boy,
It's true she loved him well.
For to go off to sea with him
Like she did not know how,

She longed to see that seaport town
Of Canadee-i-o.
2. So she bargained with the sailor boy,
All for a piece of gold.
Straightaway then he led her
Sayin', "I'll dress you up in sailor's clothes,
Your jacket shall be blue.
Down into the hold,
You'll see that seaport town
Of Canadee-i-o.

3. Now, when the other sailors heard the news,
Well, they fell into a rage,
And with all the ship's company
They were willing to engage.
Saying, "We'll tie her hands and feet, my boys,
She'll never see that seaport town
Overboard we'll throw her.
4. Now, when the captain he heard the news,
Called Canadee-i-o.

And with the whole ship's company
He was willing to engage,
Well, he too fell in a rage,
Sayin', "She'll stay in sailor's clothes,
Her color shall be blue,
She'll see that seaport town
Call Canadee-i-o.

Scarcely 'bout half a year,
5. Now, when they come down to Canada
Who called her his dear.
She's married this bold captain
She cuts a gallant show,
She's dressed in silks and satins now,
Finest of the ladies

Down Canadee-i-o.
6. Come, all you fair and tender girls,
I'd have you to follow your own true love
Wheresoever you may be,
Whene'er he goes to sea.
You'll see the honor I have gained
For if the sailors prove false to you,
By the wearing of the blueWell, the captain, he might prove true.