Me Handsome Stevedore’s Return

 

He lets me comb his hair

As he’s sitting on the chair

And turns to face the shadows on the wall

That’s how they sent him back

With just his gunny sack

And a letter from the king saying “Thanks a lot!”

 

Now I wish that he could walk

I wish that he could talk

I wish that he would take me in his arms

And I’d love to see him smile

Like when we walked for miles

And he smothered me with all his loving charms

 

He couldn’t love me more,

Love me more, love me more

He couldn’t love me more

He’s me handsome stevedore

 

Ah how was he to know

When setting out to go

That they’d be turning our whole world upside down

And I hung my head in shame

When they called out all the names

Of the leaders that they murdered here in town

 

He couldn’t love me more,

Love me more, love me more

He couldn’t love me more

He’s me handsome stevedore

 

He loves me chestnut head

And he loves me feather bed

And he loves to hear me knocking on the door

He loves to hear me sing

When I’m sitting on the swing

He loves to watch me polishing the floor

 

He couldn’t love me more,

Love me more, love me more

He couldn’t love me more

He’s me handsome stevedore