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Alicia

© 2004 - Words and music by Ben Scott
 
Lyrics:
 
I came on the Lady Penryn dressed in tapioca sacks
Wallowing months of misery in chains but I did not yield
And when he came to me and whispered words most kind and loving well
I did not resist him for very long, for an officer means food and means protection
 
So in his arms I found myself just as many do in this colony
And in his arms I found some rest from long hard days of toil
He did not treat me unkind, he did not prove dishonourable
But every time we lay together, only one name he would whisper
 
Alicia 
Alicia 
Alicia
 
Lights are trailing o’er the water
The Sirius she sails tomorrow
Alicia, your English home, is it bright and warm
And is there fine food upon your table
 
Alicia
Alicia

So its dig the soil, sow the wheat for I know my love he will not stay
He’s only ever loved one woman, and she is no criminal
I must do what I can, hope to find another man
And the daughter he has given me Alicia
 
It’s his wife’s name he gave to her Alicia
Lights are trailing o’er the water
The Sirius she sails tomorrow
And with her sails my officer, his mind already clear of sin
And Alicia in his mind again
 
Alicia
Alicia
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