My pretty lass, my pretty lass, how I miss your lovely face
You know not who's singin' lass? Tis your darlin' Jace.
My pretty lass, my pretty lass, I long for you to be near
bless my bones my pretty lass, my song can you not hear?
Ahoy my darlin' how have you come to me?
Ye' shant be here, yet I you've found, out upon the sea.
What is wrong my pretty lass? Out of sorts you seem
you gaze off into the distance as if in a dream.
What is that my dear, you have found me at last?
But you were safe in port while I followed the mast.
Oh heavens no, it can not be true.
You threw yourself into the blue.
Alas my dear you know not what you've done
because you've drowned yourself my dear we can not be one.
For when lubers die, they go to heaven or to hell,
And when I pass the Blessed Ilse is where I shall dwell
So, now my love, travel on and take heart
Though forever we must now be apart,
One shall sing for you, your darlin' Jace,
My pretty lass, my pretty lass, keep a smile upon your face.