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First Line: I'se bin watchin' long fer de good ship
Last Line: My good ship had done got in.
Alternate Author Name(s): King, Ben
Subject(s): Ships & Shipping

I'SE bin watchin' long fer de Good Ship,
De Good Ship de Lo'd sent ter me;
An' it 'pears dat hit's had a long voyage
Crossin' life's troublesome sea.

I'se spected it 'long in de moh'nin',
When nary a sail was in sight,
An' I 'se looked fer it 'long about noonday,
'N watched fer it way in de night.

Till I cast my eye ovah de boun 'less
Ole ocean, an' what did I see?
Off der in de hush ob de distance
De Good Ship a-comin' to me.

So I laid my haid down on my pillow,
Fo'gettin' life's worry an' sin;
An' when I awoke in de moh'nin',
My Good Ship had done got in.

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