Our Jack's Come Home Today

Oh, Jack's come home from sea today,
All brown & bronzed was he.
But his heart's as true as it was of yore,
His spirit's light & gay
You little know the joy we felt
When he came home today
Our Jack's come home today

Ch: Our Jack's come home today,
Our Jack's come home today.
The good ship Jane's in port again
Our Jack's come home today


Our Jack's come home from sea today
To make his Neil his bride
With loving heart she ne'er despaired
Though all hope within her died
Her eyes grew dim, her cheeks grew pale,
She slowly pinned away.
All danger's past; he's safe at last,
For he came home today.

From Songs of the Sailor and Lumberman by William Main Doerflinger (1951, '72, '91)