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Lyr Req: don't ever love a sailor/you'll find out

GUEST,Gloucesterman 14 Sep 05 - 08:20 PM
Peace 14 Sep 05 - 09:18 PM
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GUEST,Gloucesterman 15 Sep 05 - 07:17 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: don't ever love a sailor/you'll find out
From: GUEST,Gloucesterman
Date: 14 Sep 05 - 08:20 PM

Some one has asked me for help in finding this song. Does anyone recognize it?
"don't ever love a sailor/you'll find out it's true/he
has another lady that he loves as much as you...."

Many thanks for any and all help.


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Subject: Lyr Add: DON'T EVER LOVE (Julia Howarth West)
From: Peace
Date: 14 Sep 05 - 09:18 PM

DON'T EVER LOVE
Words and music by Rhonwen y Llysieuyddes
(m.k.a. Julia Howarth West)

      G    D7    G               C                D7
Don't ever love a fighter: He'll care more for his sword.
    C                   G               A7                D7
And while he's out there fighting you're on the sidelines, bored.
    G                C       G         C                D7
And even when you're snuggled close and have him in your arms
    C       D7          G          C    D7       G
He's much too bruised and tired to appreciate your charms.


Don't ever love a bard, for he'll care more for his song.
He'll often go a-roaming and won't take you along.
And even when you've got him home beside you in your bed
Your beauty makes him get up and write a song, instead!

Don't ever love a scholar: he'll care more for a book.
He'll leave you for a hist'ry without a second look.
And even when you coax him with your most seductive air
He goes on with his studies as if you were not there.

Don't ever love a dwarf lord: he'll care more for his gold.
While he's out late to seek it you're home alone and cold.
And even when you turn his thoughts to lust for you, instead,
You'll find he will not leave it--he brings the gold to bed!

Don't ever love a merchant, a sailor, or a thief;
And 'specially not a peasant--they'll only cause you grief.
They're all too busy working to give you the love you need.
Their thoughts are always elsewhere: on wares, or ships, or seed.

But if, despite these warnings, you take a fancy to
A male of the species there's something you can do!
A way I've found to ease the pain, and help you carry on:
Enjoy him while you've got him--seek others when he's gone!

Words and music copyright © 1978 by Julia Howarth (West)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: don't ever love a sailor/you'll find out
From: Peace
Date: 14 Sep 05 - 09:21 PM

The scansion is the same. However, likely it's not the song you want. I will look further tomorrow. Gotta go.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: don't ever love a sailor/you'll find out
From: GUEST,Gloucesterman
Date: 15 Sep 05 - 07:17 AM

Peace,
Thanks for your efforts. For a minute there I thought you had it. I shall await your further ideas with bait-like breath.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: don't ever love a sailor/you'll find out
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 15 Sep 05 - 09:40 AM

That looks like a modern SCA parody filk based on what could be the original song sought.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: don't ever love a sailor/you'll find out
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Sep 05 - 06:29 PM

"modern SCA parody filk"
Don't believe I know what that is.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: don't ever love a sailor/you'll find out
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 15 Sep 05 - 06:46 PM

Thou art blessed!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: don't ever love a sailor/you'll find out
From: Peace
Date: 15 Sep 05 - 06:53 PM

SCA stands for (I think)

Society for Creative Anachronism


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: don't ever love a sailor/you'll find out
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 15 Sep 05 - 08:30 PM

no - it stands for (I think)

Society of Creative Anachronism

:-)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: don't ever love a sailor/you'll find out
From: GUEST,Gloucesterman
Date: 15 Sep 05 - 08:52 PM

IGIN (I think)
I get it now!
Thanks


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: don't ever love a sailor/you'll find out
From: GUEST,lopta
Date: 08 Jan 10 - 10:50 AM

Gloucesterman: I think that one's called "Summer of a Sailor" and I heard it sang by Celtic Connection, from Newfoundland.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: don't ever love a sailor/you'll find out
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 08 Jan 10 - 11:00 AM

There's a song along these lines that I wish someone would write. The song would be about men one shouldn't marry, but it wouldn't be joking, it would be on the level.

In America there's an advice column called "Dear Abby". There used to be another, "Ann Landers." Once, one of those columnists did a survey that got thousands of responses. The survey asked 'What sort of man should a woman never marry?"

The answers were:

a problem drinker
a momma's boy
a jealous man.

They'll never reform, and they'll break your heart.

My church hires a pretty, young graduate student to play the piano. At 10 o'clock on a Sunday morning, her husband is ringing her cell phone, demanding to know where she is. I'm worried about her.


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Subject: Lyr Add: DON'T NEVER TRUST A SAILOR (trad. Ozarks)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 09 Jan 10 - 03:02 PM

From Ozark Folksongs, Vol. IV: Religious Songs and Other Items by Vance Randolph (Columbia, Mo.: University of Missouri Press, 1980), page 328:


DON'T NEVER TRUST A SAILOR
Sung by Dr. George E. Hastings, Fayetteville, Ark., Dec. 7, 1941.

Once I loved a sailor as dear as my life.
Oft-times he promised for to make me his wife,
But now he is sick for another one you see,
So he got me with child and he turned his back on me.

My parents they chastised me because I done so,
And now I am despised by the other girls I know.
My father and my mother they turned me from their door,
So now I go a-begging because I am poor.

Come all you pretty maids wherever you may be,
Don't never trust a sailor an inch above your knee.
They'll kiss you and court you and swear they will prove true,
Then get sick for another one and bid you adieu.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: don't ever love a sailor/you'll find out
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Mar 11 - 07:39 PM

I know what it is ..... its celtic connection I LOVE THAT SONG.. and im only 24 but my cousins in the band.

Dont ever love a sailor you'll soon find out it's true ..hes got another lady that he loves as much as you .. her ribs are made of oak and beams she races with the wind her lines are strong and graceful and he'll dream of her again.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: don't ever love a sailor/you'll find out
From: GUEST,10Feb15
Date: 22 Feb 15 - 01:55 AM

Just saw this when I was looking for lyrics. I think the song you want is Seasons of A Sailor, recorded by the Celtic Connection. I looked for it for years until I found it. Hope this is what you wanted.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: don't ever love a sailor/you'll find out
From: GUEST,Claire Bear (10Feb15)
Date: 22 Feb 15 - 01:56 AM

yep, that's it. Here's a YouTube: Seasons of a Sailor

The verses don't seem as though they're going in the right direction to arrive at that chorus, but they get there in the end. Thanks, GUEST!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: don't ever love a sailor/you'll find out
From: GUEST,Lighter (10 Feb 2015)
Date: 22 Feb 15 - 01:57 AM

Stz. 3 above resembles the concluding stanza of "Bell-Bottom Trousers" - without, of course, being identical.


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