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Farewell My Lovely Nancy


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This is one of the most commonly known songs in the English folk tradition--telling the story of the sailor leaving his love. There are numerous versions of this traditional song (public domain). Learned and inspired most by Maddy Prior and Tim Hart's version on "Folk Songs of Old England Vol 1" in 1968.
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Farewell my lovely Nancy, for now I must leave you.
Unto the salt seas I am bound for to go.
But let my long absence be of no trouble to you.
For I will return in the spring as you know.

Like some pretty little sea boy, I will dress and go with you.
In the deepest of danger, I shall stand your friend.
In the cold stormy weather, where the winds they are blowing.
My dear, I’ll be willing to wait on you then.

Your pretty little hands cannot handle our tackle.
Your pretty little feet on our top mast can’t go.
And the cold stormy weather, love you ne’er can endure.
Therefore dearest Nancy to the seas do not go.

So farewell my lovely Nancy, for now I must leave you.
Unto the salt seas I am bound for to go.
But let my long absence bring no trouble to you.
For I will return in the spring as you know.
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Uploaded: Aug 10, 2005 - 04:44:26 PM
Last Updated: Aug 10, 2005 - 04:32:24 PM Last Played: Jul 08, 2019 - 08:09:39 PM
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stevel said 5089 days ago (August 11th, 2005)
Not bad
Nice acoustic feel...vocals are a bit 'eccentric' in
places..kinda like Dinosaur Jr going folk? I like the overall
tune and feel of this one though
Steve
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