Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THE BOATMAN, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI



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THE BOATMAN, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ferry me across the water
Last Line: "I'll ferry you."
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): The Ferryman;sing-song; A Nursery Rhyme Book: 88
Subject(s): Ferry Boats


"Ferry me across the water,
Do, boatman, do."
"If you've a penny in your purse
I'll ferry you."

"I have a penny in my purse,
And my eyes are blue;
So ferry me across the water,
Do, boatman, do."

"Step into my ferry-boat,
Be they black or blue,
And for the penny in your purse
I'll ferry you."




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