“The Ship That Is Passing By”


"I once had a father but now I have none, He's gone to that beautiful home. O Lord, let me sail on that beautiful ship, The ship that is passing by. The days seem so sad and the night seems so long And I am so lonely here." Similarly mother, brother, etc.


  1. Combs/Wilgus 316, p. 191, "The Ship That Is Passing By" (1 text)
  2. Roud #4303
  3. BI, CW191


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1967
Found in: US(Ap)