I Live Not Where I Love

I Live Not Where I Love  Trad arr Block  © 2011 Glasspool Music

Come all of you who live at a distance
Many miles from off your swain
Come and assist me this moment
For to pass away some time
Singing sweetly and completely
Songs of pleasure and of love
For my heart is with him altogether
Though I live not where I love

When I sleep I dream about him
When I wake I take no rest
Every instant thinking of him
His heart fast within my breast
And though far distance may be of assistance
From my mind his love to remove
My heart is with him altogether
Though I live not where I love

All the world shall be of one religion
All living things shall cease to die
Before I prove false to my jewel
Or any way my love deny
The world shall change and be so strange
If ever I my mind remove
My heart is with him altogether
Though I live not where I love

So farewell lads and farewell lasses
Now I think I have my choice
I will away to yon far islands
Where I think I can hear his voice
And if he hollers I will follow
Around the world that is so wide
For my Thomas he did promise
I would be all at his side
Singing sweetly and completely
Songs of pleasure and of love
For my heart is with him altogether
Though I live not where I love

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