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Lyr Req: Sail, Sail (The Merrymen)

GUEST,Luke 27 Nov 05 - 10:48 PM
Stilly River Sage 27 Nov 05 - 11:14 PM
Peace 27 Nov 05 - 11:55 PM
Jim Dixon 06 Sep 06 - 09:06 AM
GUEST,Roland 23 Mar 12 - 03:50 PM
GUEST,Luke 16 Jun 14 - 08:09 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 17 Jun 14 - 01:35 PM
Jim Dixon 28 Jun 14 - 12:49 AM
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Subject: Looking for an old song
From: GUEST,Luke
Date: 27 Nov 05 - 10:48 PM

Hi Everyone,

In the early '70s when I was still a kid, my dad was often listening to a song, which had a nice country ballad sound. I don't know the title, nor the singer's name. It was a guy. However, I do remember some words:

"Sail, sail, white schooner sail... through the waters of the West Indies" and then there was something about a "Mary". That's all I can remember.

Can someone tell me the title of this song? And the name of the singer?

Thanks.

Luke


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Subject: RE: Looking for an old song
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 27 Nov 05 - 11:14 PM

sleek + white + schooner

These don't yield anything distinctive in search engines. Sleek and schooner seems to be a common word combination. You'll have to do a little free association of some sort to come up with as many distinctive word combinations as possible. Adding "Mary" and "West Indies" doesn't do any better.

Maybe you'll get lucky and someone will know it already without the Internet pyrotechnics. :)

SRS


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Subject: RE: Looking for an old song
From: Peace
Date: 27 Nov 05 - 11:55 PM

I got lots of the same. Need more info.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sail, sail, white schooner?
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 06 Sep 06 - 09:06 AM

I found a quote here:

"Sail, sail, white schooner, sail,
Into the arms of the southeast breeze,
Back to Mary, back to Mary."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sail, sail, white schooner?
From: GUEST,Roland
Date: 23 Mar 12 - 03:50 PM

Hi Luke,

I heard that song in the 70th and recordet it on my tape recorder. Later the recorder broke and I wasn`t able to save my old tapes before. So I lost that song - but only physically ... never in my mind. It took me over 30 years to find this song again and finally I was succesful.

The name of the Band is "The Merrymen" and the song's name is "Sail, sail".
You can find it here:
http://www.crsmusic.com/album_details.cfm?AlbumID=42&CategoryID=24

Roland


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sail, sail, white schooner?
From: GUEST,Luke
Date: 16 Jun 14 - 08:09 PM

Nine years later, I come back to this thread, and I finally find the answer. Yes, this is it! Thanks!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sail, sail, white schooner?
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 17 Jun 14 - 01:35 PM

Sung by the Merrymen, album "Greatest Hits,' the song can be downloaded from amazon.co.uk.


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Subject: Lyr Add: SAIL SAIL (The Merrymen)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 28 Jun 14 - 12:49 AM

SAIL, SAIL
As sung by The Merrymen on "Greatest Hits, Volume 1" (reissued 1992)

1. Oh, Mary, Mary, tell me how long
Since I went away.
Mary, Mary, if you only knew
How I prayed for this day!
Well, we left the harbor this mornin'.
Captain said to me:
"Swing the rudder; we goin' south
Back to the arms of Mary."

CHORUS:
Sail, sail, white schooner, sail
Into the arms of the southeast breeze.
Sail, sail, white schooner, sail
Through the waters of the West Indies,
Back to Mary, back to Mary.

2. I met a girl down in Trinidad
First day that we came:
Long black hair down to she waist.
Annabella was her name;
But when my heart goes a-flutter
Like a wounded dove,
Annabella may be in my arms,
But it's Mary I'm thinkin' of.
CHORUS

3. We rise and we fall with the ocean wave,
Schooner deck gettin' hot.
We gonna be home before it's dark.
Lord, what a breeze we got!
As we swing down the coast of Venezuela,
Look how we makin' foam.
The schooner she pullin' up the canvas sail.
She glad 'cause we goin' home,
Back to Mary.
CHORUS


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