Sam Bellamy

Homeward Bound from a year at sea
With a fleet of ships in tow
Northward now to my Marie
And boys how the wind dost blow

I’ll tell you how I became this way
twas for the love of a Cape Cod girl
But not allowed by her mothers say
Was Marie to wed a poor sailor

Chorus:

Come home, come home
Sam Bellamy Come home
To leave no more, my heart is yours, she said
Sam Bellamy come home

(Spoken Words)

I left Cape Cod with a skeleton crew
on a trip to the west indies
An honest man in search of treasure & gold
But soon I cursed my luck & the empty seas

So I started home, barren and broke
When a trading vessel I did spy
and swore to Christ I’d not be returning home
as failed man in her eyes 

Chorus:

Come home, come home
Sam Bellamy Come home
To leave no more, my heart is yours, she said
Sam Bellamy come home
 

A year has passed, and fifty attacks
has made me a rich man at sea
so I’m returning home with silver and gold
One more day lads and I’ll be free

So tie off the rigging boys, a storms about to hit
batten down we’re not sailing around
One day till freedom boys, just do what I say
This time tomorrow we’ll be in Cape Cod Bay

Chorus:

Come home, come home
Sam Bellamy Come home
To leave no more, my heart is yours, she said
Sam Bellamy come home

To leave no more, my heart is yours