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Thread #59456   Message #947374
Posted By: GUEST,Chanteyranger
06-May-03 - 07:44 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: (She Was Just) A Sailor's Sweetheart
Subject: Lyr Req: Request for sea song title/lyrics
I got a call at work today from an elderly woman who's deceased husband was a merchant seaman. She has been looking for the title and lyrics to a song he used to sing to her. She only remembers these lines, which she (very poignantly)sung to me over the phone:

She was just a sailor sweetheart
He was just a sailorman
But he left her brokenhearted
He was all she ever had

It has the feel of a poem or music hall song. Do these opening lines ring a bell with anyone? If you know of this one, I'll send her the lyrics. Thanks!