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Lyr/Chords: Ghost of Maggie's Sailor (Peterson)

GUEST,Stilcho 11 May 01 - 06:48 PM
MAG (inactive) 11 May 01 - 07:44 PM
Tedham Porterhouse 11 May 01 - 08:20 PM
GUEST,Me to you 28 Oct 11 - 09:32 PM
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Subject: Ghost of Maggie's Lover
From: GUEST,Stilcho
Date: 11 May 01 - 06:48 PM

Heard a beautiful song years ago called "The Ghost of Maggie's Lover". Believe it was written and sung by Coleen Peterson. Does anyone have the words and chords to this song and know where one might obtain the ablum with Colleen sing this?

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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Ghost of Maggie's Lover
From: MAG (inactive)
Date: 11 May 01 - 07:44 PM

Any more info? Boys of the Lough did Ghost of William0O, but the girl's name was Mary.

One night as Mary lay a sleepin
A knock came to her chamber door
Sayin' arise arise my lovely Mary ...

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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Ghost of Maggie's Lover
From: Tedham Porterhouse
Date: 11 May 01 - 08:20 PM

Colleen Peterson's song is "The Ghost of Maggie's Sailor." That's 'sailor,' not 'lover.'

Colleen recorded it on her album called "Let Me Down Easy" and its also included on her retrospective CD called "What Goes Around Comes Around."

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Subject: Lyr Add: THE GHOST OF MAGGIE'S SAILOR (Peterson)
From: GUEST,Me to you
Date: 28 Oct 11 - 09:32 PM

(Colleen Peterson)

In the morning the dawn seems to echo this yarn
Of a sailing ship a young man, he once sailed upon
Down at the harbor, far from the shore
Comes an anxious heart wail like the loud waves that roar

For he once sailed the waves of this raging sea
Another life lost, oh a sailor was he
And the lighthouse still stands where his vessel hit land
As the early dawn tells of his tale

Singing Maggie, oh Maggie, oh look what I've done
I was coming for to marry you but got lost in this fog
Though my heart ceases beating your memory lives on
Oh Maggie come to me meet me with the dawn

Young Maggie she waited, for her sailor that night
Down at the harbor she saw no one in sight
Thinking maybe he's changed his mind, sailors oft do
There were tears in her eyes, but her love still was true

And as dawn came a creeping, a crowd gathered round
They were looking at the ship there, that had gone aground
No man aboard and all were thought to be drowned
Maggie came down to the wreck they had found

And with tears in her eyes, she could see what it was
Her sailor was lost coming to meet her because
For to marry fair Maggie and steal her away
Now he was gone forever and she thought she heard him say


And one night as the fog quickly rolled in they say
Maggie was seen down by that same death bay
That her lover was lost, never heard from again
Maggie jumped in the brine to be loved by her man

And sometimes if you stand in the cold early dawn
They say you can see two white waves traveling on
And they're hand in hand dancing, as the wind they do flow
Sometimes you hear them singing through the waves as they go

Oh singing Maggie, my Maggie, I am free at last
Now that you're here beside me, the pain it has passed
We are together, through wind fog and rain,
We can dance the wide ocean, and we're gonna kiss the wild rivers
Now that you're here beside me again


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