Oh, I (C)wish I had (C7)someone to (F)love me,
oh, (G)someone to (G7)call me their (C)own.
Oh, I wish I had (C7)someone to (F)live with,
for I'm (G)tired of (G7)living all (C)alone.
Please do meet me tonight in the moonlight,
please do meet me tonight all alone,
for I have a sad story Ill tell you,
it's a story that's never been told.
I'll be carried to the new jail tomorrow,
leaving my poor darling alone,
with the cold prison bars all around me,
and my head on a pillow of stone.
But I have a great ship on the ocean,
all mounted with silver and gold,
and before my poor darling would suffer
this ship would be anchored and sold.
Oh, if I had the wings of a swallow,
over these prison walls I would fly,
I would fly to the arms of my poor darling,
and there I'd be willing for to die.
Repeat Verse 2