Mudcat Café message #45176 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #7466   Message #45176
Posted By: Pete Peterson
12-Nov-98 - 09:26 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Handsome Molly
Subject: RE: Handsome Molly
I wish I was in London or some other seaport town Set my foot in a steamship and sail the ocean round While sailing round the ocean, while sailing round the sea I think of handsome Molly where-ever she may be

Don't you remember Molly you gave me your right hand Said if you ever married that I would be your man Sailing. . .

And now you've broke your promise, go marry whom you please While my poor heart is achin' you're lyin at your ease

... the earlist recording I know is the Grayson and Whittier recording and is passed from there into "bluegrass" repertoire. . . I first heard it from Peggy Seeger who recorded it at the Newport Folk Festival in 1960. Is this the one you wre interested in? Pete