Saucy Sailor Song Lyrics

Steeleye Span

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Come my own one, come my fair one,
Come now unto me,
Could you fancy a poor sailor lad
Who has just come from sea.

You are ragged love, you are dirty love,
And your clothes smell much of tar,
So be gone you saucy sailor lad,
So be gone you Jack Tar.

If I am ragged love and I am dirty love,
And my clothes smell much of tar,
I have silver in my pocket love
And gold in great store.

Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Spotted Cow
  • 2 Rosebud in June
  • 3 Jigs: The Bride's Favorite, Tansey's Fancy
  • 4 Sheep-Crook and Black Dog
  • 5 Royal Forester
  • 6 King Henry
  • 7 Gaudete
  • 8 John Barleycorn
  • 9 Saucy Sailor


  • credits


    publisher: ©Peermusic Publishing
    writers: Maddy Prior, Nigel Pegrum, Rick Kemp, Tim Hart
    album: Track 9 in album Below the Salt
    release date: 1972
    popularity : 70 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Folk Rock
    length: 5:48

    Album Information

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