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Planxty - Sweet Thames Flow Softly Lyrics


I met my girl at Woolwich Pier

Beneath the big cranes standing

And oh, the love I felt for her

It passed all understanding



Took her sailing on the river

Flow sweet river, flow

London town was mine to give her

Sweet Thames flow softly



Made the Thames into a crown

Flow sweet river, flow

Made a brooch of Silver town

Sweet Thames flow softly



At London Yard I held her hand

At Blackwall Point I faced her

At the Isle of Dogs I kissed her mouth

And tenderly embraced her



Heard the bells of Greenwich ringing, Flow . . .

All the time I had was singing, Sweet Thames . . .



Lighthouse Reach I gave her there, Flow . . .

As a ribbon for her hair, Sweet Thames . . .



From Putney Bridge to Nine Elms Reach

We cheek to cheek were dancing

Her necklace made of London Bridge

Her beauty was enhancing



Kissed her once again at Wapping, Flow . . .

After that there was no stopping, Sweet Thames . . .



Gave her Hampton Court to twist, Flow . . .

Into a bracelet for her wrist, Sweet Thames . . .

But now alas the tide has changed

My love she has gone from me

And winter's frost has touched my heart

And put a blight upon me



Creeping fog is on the river, Flow . . .

Sun and moon and stars gone with her, Sweet Thames . . .



Swift the Thames runs to the sea, Flow . . .

Bearing ships and part of me, Sweet Thames . . .
 

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