A Sailor's Life

Fairport Convention


album: Track 4 in album Unhalfbricking
release date: 1969-7
popularity : 9 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
writer: [traditional]

Album Information

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

Cover Art

Fairport Convention Unhalfbricking cover art


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He robs young girls of their hearts' delight,
They never know when they will return.
Well, there's four and twenty all in a row
He's proper tall, genteel and all,

That on the wide ocean I may float
There I'll enquire for my sailor boy
They had not sailed long on the deep
"You sailors all, pray tell me true,

For he's been drownded we greatly fear
There we lost sight of your sailor boy."
Well, she wrung her hands and she tore her hair.
And her little boat against a rock did run.


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