Sleep, my darling, Davy boy
Sleep, my precious, eager toy
Spend one night of raptured joy
And give yourself to me
Morn comes fast, you must away
On your ship so proud and gay
Must you go, oh can't you stay,
Stay and comfort me
Ride the billow! Reap the wave!
Waste the souls that you can't enslave!
Drive the drowned men, stout and brave
That fell 'fore raging sea!
Call the monster from the deep!
Slice the roaring breaker steep!
Hear the shore-bound widows weep
That love no more shall see!
Cruise the dark and damning waste!
Give the drowned their deathly taste!
Grasp them, hold them, then make haste
And bring their souls to me!
Ride, my darling, burning child
Cross the deep, alone and wild
Ever hated and reviled
The Man who loved the Sea