艾莉森·克劳斯Bonita And Bill Butler歌词

  I grew up in the scantling yards of

  Wheeling West Virginia

  A wheelhouse cub looking for an open door

  In the packet ways a Sweeney wed

  The keel of my Bonita

  Just two months from her timbers til she moored

  I paid the fare in billet on her maiden

  Voyage to Vicksburg

  And talked my way to hand the tiller on the course

  In her planks I carved a notch

  And sealed the vow “Be my Bonita”

  And her dowry was my life between the shores

  I was born with rouging ways

  And she steered me like a woman

  From the port calls and the bawds that lead me stray

  The calliope serenades

  Made the old towns come running

  And the boys would gamble shards to pull her chains

  The striker’s boast would fain me loss

  About the wrecks the shoals were keeping

  And how the old girl’s got poor Billy’s ransom saved

  On the lake at Bistineau she set the wharf at Dixie

  With a thousand bales of cotton on her main

  As the great raft disappeared the watermark went sinking

  And she was stuck right hard a listing on the bank

  With the furnace still a blaze I stood my last upon her

  Then climbed the prow and took a landsman’s trade

  “A derelict now Milady” said the watch log I’ve concorded

  “Have the bosun sound us eight bells for the change”

  Cause I was born with rouging ways

  And she steered me like a woman

  From the port calls and the bawds that lead me stray

  The calliope serenades made the old towns come running

  And the boys would gamble shards to pull her chains

  And I would take to wider walks

  So the gin I stopped a drinking

  At three scores aloft this crooked frame

  The striker’s boast would fain me loss

  About the wrecks the shoals were keeping

  And how the old girl’s got poor Billy’s ransom saved

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