Cruel Lyrics by Kate Rusby

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Cover of the album Underneath The Stars

Artist: Kate Rusby
Album: Underneath The Stars
Manufacturer: Compass Records
Original Release: 2004-01-01

Cruel were my parents, to tear my love from me,
Cruel was the pressgang that took him to the sea,
Cruel was the little boat that rowed him off the strand,
and cruel was the big ship, that took him from the land,
Haul away, boys, haul away,
haul away, boys, haul away.

Cruel was the water, that ship it sailed upon,
cruel was the fair wind, for now my loves he’s gone,
had you blown a roaring gale they’d have left him on dry land,
where he would walk besides me and I would hold his hand,
Haul away boys, haul away,
haul away boys, haul away.

The ring beneath my pillow, is the ring he gave to me,
I’ll wear it on my finger, for all the world to see,
But cruel was the captain, the bo’sun, and the men,
for they didn’t give a farthing if I saw my love again,
Haul away, boys, haul away,
haul away boys, haul away.

Cruel were my parents, to tear my love from me,
Cruel was the pressgang that took him to the sea,
Cruel was the little boat that rowed him off the strand,
and cruel was the big ship, that took him from the land,
Haul away, boys, haul away,
haul away, boys, haul away.

(Thanks to lucy for these lyrics)

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