I’m going away for to leave you, love
I’m going away for awhile.
But I’ll return to you some time
If I go ten thousand miles.
The storms are on the ocean
And the heavens may cease to be.
This world may lose its motion, love
If I prove false to thee.
Oh, see that lonesome turtledove
That flies from pine to pine.
He’s a-mourning for his own true love
Just the way I mourn for mine.
I’ll never go back on the ocean, love
I’ll never go back on the sea
I’ll never go back on my blue-eyed gal
If she goes back on me.