Unto the East Indies we were bound
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UNTO THE EAST INDIES WE WERE BOUND. Irish, Air (6/8 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. The first verse goes:
Unto the East Indies we were bound our gallant ship to steer,
And all the time we sailed on, I thought on my Polly dear;
‘Tis pressed I was from my truelove the girl whom I adore,
And sent unto the raging seas where stormy billows roar.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Joyce (Old Irish Folk Music and Songs), 1909; No. 115, pp. 58-59.