Skip to Content Skip to Navigation

Amy England Summertown: Listen

Sweet Sea Clover

Authentic Nantucket murder ballad! We think this one would be great in the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie!

He lay me down on a bed of wild clover It covered the mountain side And told me sweet words of a wild sea rover Ay di li lullaby Hey Ho o'er the sea I've roamed a looking for your eyes Ay yi o'er the world & never seen such blue skies. He told me a tale of a ship going down low Down where the sun n'er shines & down there he heard all those sirens a-singing Ay di li lullaby Hey Ho o'er the sea I've roamed a looking for your eyes Ay yi o'er the world & never seen such blue skies. I asked if his ship were a down in the bay there Down where the shoreline is wide He said she's afar off with a black flag a flying Ay di li lullaby He asked if I’d come out a sailing beside him As he held me to his side I said I would never run away with a man like him Though in my heart I lied Hey Ho o'er the sea I've roamed a looking for your eyes Ay yi o'er the world & never seen such blue skies. He looked out to sea and than looked to me again He said you'll be no other man's bride Then he stood to the cliffside and threw down the both of us Down to the raging tide And now we both lie on a bed of sweet clover Down by the ocean side & he tells me sweet words of a wild sea rover Ay di li lullaby