One year ago both Jack & Joe
Set sail across the foam;
Each vowed a fortune he would make
Before returning home.
In one short year Jack gained his wealth,
And he set sail away:
And as the boys shook hands to part
Poor Joe could only say:
Give my love to Nellie Jack,
And kiss her once for me,
The dearest girl in in all the world
I know you'll say 'tis she!
Treat her kindly, Jack, I pray,
And tell her that I'm well:
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