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Pelrad Lyr Req/Add: On the Old Fall River Line (22) Lyr Add: THE OLD FALL RIVER LINE 27 Feb 00

Hey, you're in luck! The Wickford Express performed this one, which means that I know both tune and words. Er, let me run through it and see if I know ALL the words. I have only one crappy live cut on tape (sound quality is bad as it was outdoors unmiked), but if you come back tomorrow after I see my dad I can give you correct words, a history, and a recording if you would like. You'd best email me, because my sound driver is not working, and I can't do it over the computer. I'd be happy to snail-mail you a tape though. :-)

Alternatively, if you happen to know Tom Goux (near Woods Hole, MA), he and Jacek Sulanowski have also taken up the song.


The Old Fall River Line

Talk about your mooning and spooning
Take a trip to Boston, it's fine.
Cruising up the bay, boys, hooray boys,
I was on the upper deck when I met mine.
I said, "Sue, in your sailor suit,
You look perfectly cute!"

(CH:) On the old Fall River Line,
On the old Fall River Line
I fell for Suzy's line of talk,
And she fell in with mine.
And then we fell in with the parson
And he tied us tight as twine...
Oh, I wish, Oh lord, I fell overboard
On that old Fall River Line!

See the [whoops, forgot this line!]
Spooners by the dozen and more.
Hear the Captain calling and bawling
"Doesn't anybody want to go ashore?"
Everybody just answered then,
"Turn the boat 'round again!"

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