Mudcat Café message #1195711 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #70148   Message #1195711
Posted By: GUEST,Raggytash
28-May-04 - 04:56 AM
Thread Name: Salal (song by duo with this name)
Subject: RE: SALAL
Mick

I probably put it on as a guest back then, it was a role reversal song where a sailor returns from sea, sits alone under the shade of a tree and is ravaged by a passing woman and he ends up lamentaing "mother i am quite undone"

It starts :-

One fine summers day a woman went walking
down by the river so gently and free
and there she espied a beautiful sailor
sitting alone in the shade of a tree
she boldly stepped up to this young man
pray tell to me from whence you came
for my eyes have not feasted on such beauty
and may never do so again

Oh madam I am a lonely sailor
recently returned from sea ............

The two woman who sang it performed it deadpan and I recall it being brilliantly funny ........ and it's been bugging me for nearly 25 years !