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Lyr Req: sea lion woman (aka see lye woman)

20 Jun 99 - 01:59 AM
Charlie Baum 20 Jun 99 - 02:21 AM
GUEST 12 Jul 11 - 06:34 AM
GUEST,N_ster 12 Jul 11 - 06:53 AM
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Subject: sea lion woman (aka see lye woman)
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Date: 20 Jun 99 - 01:59 AM

this song is sung at the beginning and end of 'the generals daughter'. i had to wait for the credits to get the title. the credits list it as 'sea lion woman'. the only place i have found a reference to this song so far is on a cd of songs from mississippi /alabama where they called it 'see lye (sea lion) woman'. the cd was for sale but they gave no lyrics or samples. this song intrigued me and i couldnt catch all the words. if anyone knows where i can get the lyrics and possibly the song on the web i would really appreciate hearing from you.

please email the info to me at: rnforest@connect.net


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Subject: Lyr Add: SEA LION WOMAN (from C & K Shipp)
From: Charlie Baum
Date: 20 Jun 99 - 02:21 AM

"Sea Lion Woman", sung by Christine and Katherine Shipp, was recorded for the Library of Congress by Herbert Halpert in Byhalia, Mississippi in May of 1939. It is available on the CD "A Treasury of Library of Congress Field Recordings" selected and annotated by Stephen Wade, Rounder CD 1500. The liner notes mention that the actual title of this playground song might be See [the] Lyin' Woman, C-Line Woman, or Sea Lion Woman.

The words as near as I can figure them out:

Sea Lion Woman / Sea Lion
She drank coffee / Sea Lion
She drank tea / Sea Lion
And he gamble lie / Sea Lion

Way down yonder / Sea Lion
I'm going maul / Sea Lion
And the rooster crow / Sea Lion
and he got no lie / Sea Lion

Sea lion woman / Sea Lion
she drank coffee / Sea Lion
She drank tea / Sea Lion
And she gamble lie / Sea Lion

Sea lion woman / Sea Lion
she drank coffee / Sea Lion
She drank tea / Sea Lion
And a gamble lie / Sea Lion

^^
I'm sure this is inaccurate, and perhaps someone with a copy of the song and a better ear for dialect will correct this. (Or perhaps the original Library of Congress vinyl LP contains lyrics transcriptions.)

--Charlie Baum


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: sea lion woman (aka see lye woman)
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Jul 11 - 06:34 AM

It's about lying women.

She lying...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: sea lion woman (aka see lye woman)
From: GUEST,N_ster
Date: 12 Jul 11 - 06:53 AM

Leslie Feist has done a version of this song on her album Reminder.
I didn't know anything about the origins of it until this thread - so thanks! I know I love Feist's version but will now have to go away and listen to some other versions -will be interesting to see how different they are.


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