Baddest Man

I got married on a cold summer day

The weather was frightful
It rained and it rained and it rained
Three weeks later my baby sailed away
A captain of ships, but he’ll sail right back to me
’cause I got married to the baddest man on the sea
He sailed the ocean blue and discovered me
I got married to the baddest man on the sea
He once caught a whale by the skin of his teeth
He writes home a letter or two every week
He signs them my darling you’ll always be my sweet pea
And when he comes home, he smells of the earth and the sea
Sweet smells of cigars and bitter, bitter whiskey
’cause I got married to the baddest man on the sea
he sailed the ocean blue and discovered me
I got married to the baddest man on the sea
he once caught a whale by the skin of his teeth
But oh, when he goes away
I find it hard to be alone
I feel it when the cold wind blows
Through this empty house
Every time he sails out
Take another little piece of my heart
Break another little piece of my heart
You know it will
But nothing breaks apart
I wake up every night at half past three
With visions of ships, and storms, and a wreck on the sea
But never have I once had a tiny dream
With anyone’s arms around me but my baby’s
Cause I got married to the baddest man on the sea
He sailed the ocean blue and discovered me
I got married to the baddest man on the sea
He once caught a whale by the skin of his teeth
He once caught a whale by the skin of his gold teeth

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