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Jackie left on a cold, dark night 
Telling me he'd be home 
Sailed the seas for a hundred years 
And left me all alone 

Now I've been dead for twenty years 
I've been washing the sand with my ghostly tears 
Searching the shores for my Jackie-oh 

And I remember the day that the young man came 
Said, your Jackie's gone, he is lost in the rain 
And I ran to the beach 
And laid me down 

You're all wrong, I said 
And they stared to the sand 
That man knows the sea like the back of his hand 
He'll be back some time 
Laughing at you 

And I've been waiting all this time 
For my man to come, take his hand in mine 
And lead me away 
To unseen shores 

I've been washing the sand with my salty tears 
Searching the shore these long years 
And I'll walk the sea forever more 
'til I find my Jackie-oh 

Sinead O'Connor cover