A Sailor's Life Song Lyrics

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A sailor's life, it is a merry life.
He robs young girls of their hearts' delight,
Leaving them behind to weep and mourn,
They never know when they will return.

Well, there's four and twenty all in a row
My true love he makes the finest show.
He's proper tall, genteel and all,
And if I don't have him, I'll have none at all.

Oh father, build for me a bonny boat,
That on the wide ocean I may float
And every Queen's ship that we pass by,
There I'll enquire for my sailor boy

Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Genesis Hall
  • 2 Si tu dois partir
  • 3 Autopsy
  • 4 A Sailor's Life
  • 5 Cajun Woman
  • 6 Who Knows Where the Time Goes
  • 7 Percy's Song
  • 8 Million Dollar Bash


  • credits


    album: Track 4 in album Unhalfbricking
    release date: 1969-7
    popularity : 54 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Folk Rock/Art Rock/Pop Rock
    length: 11:21
    arranger: Richard Thompson, Sandy Denny, Simon Nicol, Ashley Hutchings and Martin Lamble
    composer: [traditional]
    lyricist: [traditional]

    Album Information

    label: Island
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin