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Lyr Req: Sally Brown (as sung by Andy Irvine)

GUEST,Ghirotondo 15 Mar 11 - 01:24 PM
GUEST,999 15 Mar 11 - 01:38 PM
GUEST,999 15 Mar 11 - 01:43 PM
GUEST,Ghirotondo 15 Mar 11 - 08:15 PM
Gibb Sahib 15 Mar 11 - 08:16 PM
GUEST,Ghirotondo 16 Mar 11 - 05:53 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Sally Brown (as sung by Andy Irvine)
From: GUEST,Ghirotondo
Date: 15 Mar 11 - 01:24 PM

Hi, I am looking for the lyrics of the Sea Shanty Sally Brown in the version sung by Andy Irvine with Planxty -See here -(slightly different from the one performed by Sweeney's Men).
Thank you in advance.
Lanfranco.


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Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: SALLY BROWN (from Andy Irvine)
From: GUEST,999
Date: 15 Mar 11 - 01:38 PM

What a great song. Never heard it before. Wow! I got that at the following site

http://www.andyirvine.com/disc/sweeney-disc-new.html

There is an mp3 version of it there.

[A]I Shipped on board off a [E]Liverpool [A]liner
Way [E]hey [A]roll [E7]and [A]go
And we rolled all [D]night
And we [E]rolled all[A] day
For to[A] spend our money along with [E]sally [A]brown

Sally Brown is a nice young lady
Way hay roll and go
And we rolled all night
And we rolled all day
For to spend my money along with sally brown

She's tall and she's dark and she's not too shady
Way hay roll and go
And we rolled all night
And we rolled all day
For to spend my money along with sally brown

Her mother doesn't like no tarry sailor
Way hay roll and go
And we rolled all night
And we rolled all day
For to spend my money along with sally brown

She once had to marry a one legged captain
Way hay roll and go
And we rolled all night
And we rolled all day
For to spend our money along with sally brown

Sally wouldn't marry me so I shipped across the water
Way hay roll and go
And we rolled all night
And we rolled all day
For to spend our money along with sally brown

And now I am courting Sally's daughter
Way hay roll and go
And we rolled all night
And we rolled all day
For to spend our money along with sally brown.

I shipped off board a Liverpool liner
Way hey roll and go
And we rolled all night
And we rolled all day
For to spend our money along with sally brown


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sally Brown (as sung by Andy Irvine)
From: GUEST,999
Date: 15 Mar 11 - 01:43 PM

Isn't the song also called "Roll and Go"?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sally Brown (as sung by Andy Irvine)
From: GUEST,Ghirotondo
Date: 15 Mar 11 - 08:15 PM

Thank you very much, this is exactly the version I was looking for. I don't know if the same song has also a different title, I was listening at the Planxty version and I would like to sing it, but the only lyrics I found lacked two verses compared with Andy's.
Thanks again.
Lanfranco.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sally Brown (as sung by Andy Irvine)
From: Gibb Sahib
Date: 15 Mar 11 - 08:16 PM

Lanfranco--

I know you asked for Andy Irvine's version. :)

But my 2 cents -- Keep open to creating your own. There is nothing special that I see about Irvine's *lyrics*, and the trick of the shanty game is to invent your own or pick and choose from the best.

Also (more unsolicited opinion) the "spend my money along with Sally Brown" is somewhat irksome because all evidence (there's plenty of it) indicates the traditional chorus was "spend my money ON Sally Brown." The "along with" lyric seems to be a bowdlerization to take the edge off of the reality of the singer's relationship with Sally Brown!...the "bright mulatter" that "chaws tobaccy" and sells rum.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sally Brown (as sung by Andy Irvine)
From: GUEST,Ghirotondo
Date: 16 Mar 11 - 05:53 AM

Thank you, Gibb, I agree with you. But English not being my mother tongue, I refrain to tamper with songs I like (I already had my fair share of nonsense while speaking or writing in a language which is not mine...)
And I agree also about the "sweetened" version of some bawdy verses, could easily be.
Thank you, have a good time!
Lanfranco


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