Blow Me Eyes!

Wallace Irwin 1875 – 1959



When I was young and full o' pride,
        A-standin' on the grass
    And gazin' o'er the water-side,
        I seen a fisher lass.
    "O, fisher lass, be kind awhile,"
        I asks 'er quite unbid.
    "Please look into me face and smile"
        And, blow me eyes, she did!

    O, blow me light and blow me blow,
    I didn't think she'd charm me so,
        But, blow me eyes, she did!

    She seemed so young and beautiful
        I had to speak perlite,
    (The afternoon was long and dull,
        But she was short and bright).
    "This ain't no place," I says, "to stand,
        Let's take a walk instid,
    Each holdin' of the other's hand"
        And, blow me eyes, she did!

    O, blow me light and blow me blow,
    I sort o' thunk she wouldn't go,
        But, blow me eyes, she did!
    And as we walked along a lane
        With no one else to see,
    Me heart was filled with sudden pain,
        And so I says to she:
    "If you would have me actions speak
        The words what can't be hid,
    You'd sort o' let me kiss yer cheek"
        And, blow me eyes, she did!

    O, blow me light and blow me blow,
    How sweet she was I didn't know,
        But, blow me eyes, she did!

    But pretty soon me shipmate Jim
        Came strollin' down the beach,
    And she began a-oglin' him
        As pretty as a peach.
    "O, fickle maid o' false intent,"
        Impulsively I chid,
    "Why don't you go and wed that gent?"
        And, blow me eyes, she did!

    O, blow me light and blow me blow,
    I didn't think she'd treat me so,
        But, blow me eyes, she did!
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Scheme ababcacD EeD fgfghahD EeDijijkdkD EeD lmlmnanD EeD
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 1,631
Words 286
Stanzas 7
Stanza Lengths 8, 3, 8, 11, 3, 8, 3

Wallace Irwin

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