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THE HOLY GROUND
Trad. Arr. Merry Ploughboys
 
 
And still I live in hope to see the Holy Ground once more.
(Shouted) Fine girl you are!
(Sung) You're the girl that I adore,
And still I live in hope to see the Holy Ground once more.
(Shouted) Fine girl you are!
 
Fare thee well, my lovely Dinah, a thousand times adieu.
We are saying goodbye to the Holy Ground and the girls we all love true
We will sail the salt seas over and then return once more,
       
And still I live in hope to see the Holy Ground once more.
(Shouted) Fine girl you are!
You're the girl that I adore,
And still I live in hope to see the Holy Ground once more.
(Shouted) Fine girl you are!
 
And now the storm is over and we are safe and well
We'll go into a public house and sit and drink like hell
We'll drink strong ale and porter we'll make the rafters roar
And when our money is all spent we'll go to sea once more.
 
 
Additional verses (not recorded)
 
Oh now the storm is raging and we are far from shore;
The good old ship she is tossing about and the rigging is all torn
The secret of my mind my girl, is the girls I do adore,
And still I live in hope to see the Holy Ground once more.
 
Now when we're out a-sailing and you are far behind
Fine letters will I write to you with the secrets of my mind,
The secrets of my mind, my girl, you're the girl that I adore,
And still I live in hope to see the Holy Ground once more.