Prisoner’s Song

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Oh I wish I had someone to love me
Someone to call me their own
I wish I had someone to live with
I’m tired of living alone.

   So meet me tonite love oh meet me
   Meet me out in the moonlight alone
   For I have a sad story to tell you
   Must be told in the moonlight alone.

I have a great ship on the ocean
All mounted in silver and gold
And before my little darling would suffer
That ship would be anchored and sold

I’ll be carried to the new jail tomorrow
Leaving my poor sweetheart alone
With these cold prison bars all around me
And my head on a pillow of stone

If I had the wings of an angel
Over these prison walls I would fly
I would fly to the arms of my darlin
And there I’d be willing to die