A Sailor's Life Lyrics

Fairport Convention

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album: Track 4 in album Unhalfbricking
release date: 1969-7
popularity : 16 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

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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

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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