Back in 1988, Rob met Karen (his wife) and penned this song after a trip to her home province of Prince Edward Island. Karen will always be Rob's Prince Edward lassie.
Fair young maid walks along the red sand
I’ll take your hand before my ship sails
Prince Edward lassie skips along the shore
Who could ask for more, the flicker in her smile never fails.
I am a lucky one, a sailor boy so free
I’ve found a beauty, an emerald of the sea
Prince Edward Island you give so much joy
The sweet song of my lassie as she walks along the shore.
Waves rolling in, water to the knees
Taste the salty seas upon our lips
Sweet kiss from my lassie, tremble of the heart
Before I depart, to sail upon my ship
Tears flutter down, mix with salty spray
Oh I want to stay forever with my girl
Soon I’ll be home, she’ll be standing on the wharf
Bundled in my scarf, swept up in the whirl
We’ll find us a cottage, a life for us to share
Without a care, we’ll grow old in time
Each morning we’ll walk hand in hand along
Sing a special song, I thank the lord you’re mine.