HARRY AND CARRIE
 
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Harry and Carrie at Folkestone
And Harry thought Carrie was nice
In three days the couple were dreaming
Of wedding bells, slippers and rice
Together they wandered one fine afternoon
Along the sea-shore for a nice little spoon
And far from the noise of the town
Upon a big rock they sat down.

Chorus: Harry and Carrie down by the rolling sea
Harry thought Carrie was jolly fine company
Dreaming as they sat there watching the water's blue
He sighed, she sighed, and the sea sighed too.


Upon a big rock, till the twilight
They sat, holding each other's hands
For love-making gave them more pleasure
Than Negroes, or pierrots, or bands
With no one to list to their story of love
Excepting the sea-gulls which soared up above
And quickly the sunny hours passed
The tide too was coming in fast.

Chorus: Harry and Carrie down by the rolling sea
Harry thought Carrie was jolly fine company
Funny tales he told her - oh what a lot he knew
He roared, she roared, and the sea roared too.


But all of a sudden the sweethearts
With faces as white as a sheet
Saw they were surrounded by water
The tide had cut off their retreat
No boatman to save them, no coast guard in sight
They sat on that rock far into the night
Soaked through by the sea and the rain
Until the tide went out again.

Chorus: Harry and Carrie down by the rolling sea
Harry thought Carrie was jolly fine company
Five long weary hours they sat there - oh what a nice to-do
He howled, she howled, and the sea howled too.
 
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Written and composed by A. J. Mills & Bennett Scott - 1906
 
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