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Chord Req: The Sailor Boy, by Bothy Band

jeff murdock 29 Sep 09 - 11:44 AM
clueless don 29 Sep 09 - 02:52 PM
GUEST 23 Oct 09 - 04:47 PM
GUEST,erik bakker 21 Jun 10 - 04:47 AM
GUEST,erik bakker 21 Jun 10 - 04:49 AM
Artful Codger 21 Jun 10 - 06:45 PM
Amergin 21 Jun 10 - 06:59 PM
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Subject: Chord Req: The Sailor Boy, by Bothy Band
From: jeff murdock
Date: 29 Sep 09 - 11:44 AM

I have the lyrics, but I can't identify the chords for the Bothy Band song, The Sailor Boy. Can anybody help on that? Thanx.

Jeff Murdock
Nottingham, NH 03290
603-397-2933 cell
jmurdock@worldpath.net


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: The Sailor Boy, by Bothy Band
From: clueless don
Date: 29 Sep 09 - 02:52 PM

On which Bothy Band recording did it appear?

Don


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: The Sailor Boy, by Bothy Band
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Oct 09 - 04:47 PM

Requesting the chords and lyrics for " The Sailor Boy", by Bothy Band found on " Ouat of the wind into the sun recording, thanks.
Rob.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: The Sailor Boy, by Bothy Band
From: GUEST,erik bakker
Date: 21 Jun 10 - 04:47 AM

these are the lyrics for the song requested..

the chords i use are just simple C, G, and F..


c    g      c         g      c
It was early, early all in the spring
c             f         c f    c   g
When my love Willy went to serve the king
                f       c   f    c    g
The night being dark and the wind blew high
g            c          g      c   
Which parted me from my sailor boy

Oh father, father build me a boat
For on the ocean I mean to float
To watch the big ships as they pass by
For I might inquire for my sailor boy

She had not sailed there for a week or two
When she spied a captain and all its crew
O captain, captain come tell me true
Does my love Willy sail on board with you?

What was the color of your Willy's hair
What was the color does your Willy ware
A round blue jacket and his trousers white
And his curly hair was my hearts delight

O fair maid , fair maid he is not here
For he's lost or drowned that I am afraid
For on yon green island as we passed by
'Twas there we lost a fine sailor boy

She wronged her hands and she tore her hair
Just like a lady in deep despair
She called for paper, both pen and ink
And every night she did drop a tear
And every word she calls Willy here

O father, father dig me a grave
Go dig it long and go dig it wide
Place marble stone on my head and feat
That the world may know that I died in grief


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: The Sailor Boy, by Bothy Band
From: GUEST,erik bakker
Date: 21 Jun 10 - 04:49 AM

i noticed that the cords aren't in the right place, however, the sequence is correct, you'l just have to "widen" them a weeee bit


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: The Sailor Boy, by Bothy Band
From: Artful Codger
Date: 21 Jun 10 - 06:45 PM

The song is a variant of "A Sailors Life (Is a Merry Life)."

See also:
DigiTrad entry: "A Sailor's Life"
Thread "Penguin: A Sailor's Life"
Mikeen McCarthy's version "Early in the Month of Spring" (do the Irish have a different calendar??)


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: The Sailor Boy, by Bothy Band
From: Amergin
Date: 21 Jun 10 - 06:59 PM

It also has the same tune as the Butcher Boy....or at least the version I heard does....


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