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Thread #10822   Message #77142
Posted By: Chris Clarke
10-May-99 - 05:44 AM
Thread Name: Love and Death on the Shore
Subject: Love and Death on the Shore
I am interested in songs about love and death on the shore, such as Cruel Sister. I am trying to trace a song called "The Three Galleys', 'The Danish Galleys' or 'Porlock Sound' which was in a book of folk songs about war that I had in the late seventies. It starts something like:

Three Galleys came sailing to Porlock Sound And took them away my new-wed bride Who sees my true love lying dead on the shore? Sailing, up and away I never will see my true love no more

The tune is unusual and very beautiful. Do the words ring a bell with anyone?