The Life of a Wife of a Sea Captain
From Kol Neshama’s “A Light for Greytowers”
Music and lyrics by Levi Garbose.
Sung by Mrs. Wilberforce
The life of a wife of a sea captain
Can lonely, lonely be.
When your husband’s gone for years at a time
And you have no company.
I do my best to cope with this,
But its been hard recently,
So I thought I’d get a little orphan girl
to come and live with me!
She’d be treated like a daughter of mine,
She’d have all that she could need,
With her own little room,
And her own little pony
She’d be happy as can be!
‘Cause up till now I’ve spent all my time
Taking care of Nero, my dog.
He’s quite a dear, and have no fear,
He would hurt not even a frog!
He’s the kind of beast that comes to mind
When you’re looking for a friend,
But nonetheless, I must confess –
He’s boring in the end!
So now, today, I have come here
To acquire a new little toy…
She’d stay healthy,
She’d be wealthy,
She’d be treated better than any little boy!
So here I stand, Mrs. Wilberforce,
Asking you, Miss Agatha Grimshaw,
To help me with my loneliness
And all the harm that it can cause!
© Kol Neshama, 2002