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Thread #7466   Message #422414
Posted By: Sorcha
21-Mar-01 - 11:14 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Handsome Molly
Subject: Lyr Add: HANDSOME MOLLY (from Hart Valley Drifters
These are slightly different, are they the right ones?

Here are the lyrics of the version played by the Hart Valley Drifters;

I wish I was in London,
Or some other seaport Town,
Set my foot in a steamboat,
And sail the ocean 'round.

While sailing around the ocean,
While sailing around the sea,
I'd think of handsome Molly,
Wherever she might be.

Don't you remember, Molly,
You gave me your right hand,
Said that if you marry,
That I would be the man.

Now you've broke your promise,
Go home with whom you please,
My poor heart is breaking,
You're lying at your ease.

Went to church last Sunday,
She passed me on by,
Knew her mind was changing,
By the roving of her eye.

Roving of her eye,
Roving of her eye,
Knew her mind was changing,
By the roving of her eye.

I wish I was in London,
Or some other seaport Town,
Set my foot in a steamboat,
And sail the ocean 'round.

Sail around the ocean,
Sail around the sea,
Think of handsome Molly,
Wherever she might be.

from: http://www.deadlists.com/SONGS/HANDSOP1.HTM
which seems to be a Greatful Dead site, but it says the Dead didn't record it. It does say somewhere on the page that it was recorded by Norman.