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Thread #54759   Message #850495
Posted By: MMario
19-Dec-02 - 01:15 PM
Thread Name: Songs of the Sailor and Lumberman
Subject: Lyr Add: SHALLO BROWN
see also:
Shallow Brown
Shallow Brown 2
Origins:Shallow Brown
Shalo Brown

(From the singing of Richard Maitland)
(Doerflinger - 'Songs of the Sailor and Lumberman' p44

Shal-lo Brown, now what's the mat-ter?
[Shal-lo, shal-lo Brown!]
Oh, shal-lo Brown, what's the mat-ter?
[Shal-lo, shal-lo Brown!]

I'm going to leave you
[Shal-lo Brown]
Oh, I have left the wife and ba-by
[Shal-lo, Shal-lo Brown!]

The baby's in the cradle,
[shal-lo, shal-lo brown]

additonal verses

The packet sails tomorrow,
I'm leaving you in sorrow

And the baby in the cradle
My love I won't decieve you

Two major variants of the verse - set to verse one and two