(She had a dark and a-rovin' eye-uh-eye
And her hair hung down in ringlets
She was a nice girl, a proper girl
But one of the rovin' kind.)

As I cruised out one evening upon a night's career
I spied a lofty clipper ship and to her I did steer
I heisted out my signals which she so quickly knew
And when she saw my bunting fly she immediately hove to, woo-woo.

(She had a dark and a-rovin' eye-uh-eye
And her hair hung down in ringlets
She was a nice girl, a proper girl
But one of the rovin' kind.)

I took her for some fish and chips and treated her so fine
And hardly did I realize she was the rovin' kind
I kissed her lips, I missed her lips and found to my surprise
She was nothin' but a pirate ship rigged up in a disguuise.

(She had a dark and a-rovin' eye-eye-eye)
And her hair hung down in ringlets
She was a nice girl, a proper girl
But one of the rovin' kind.)

So, come all ye good sailor men who sail the wintry sea
And come, all ye apprentice lads, a warnin' take from me
Beware of lofty clipper ships, they'll be the ruin of you
For 'twas there she made me walk the plank and pushed me under too.

(She had a dark and a-rovin' eye-uh-eye
And her hair hung down in ring-a-lets)
She was a nice girl, a proper girl
But one of the rovin' kind.

(She was a nice girl, a proper girl)
But one of the rovin' kind, (yo-ho!...)
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