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Thread #7466   Message #46839
Posted By: skw@
26-Nov-98 - 03:08 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Handsome Molly
Subject: RE: Handsome Molly
Wolfgang, here's what I can make of the words. I replaced your version with mine in the brackets, or put (same), or extra brackets. BTW, the track can also be found on the CD 'Folk Heritage', a sampler brought out by Music Collection International, cheaply available in Britain, at any rate, and soon followed by nos. 2 and 3. They're trying to be a kind of 'Electric Muse' without the history (hope Mr Dallas won't be offended ...). - Susanne

1. Oh a regiment of soldiers came to (Mow Hill-O?)
when the captain on parade
he fell in love with the lady's maid
and the name that she was called was handsome Polly-O.

2. "Will you list in the army, handsome Polly-O,
are you going to horse to ride (Oh you'll get a horse to ride?)
and your rifle by your side
and a (whole?) band of music going afore ye-O?"

3. "Didn't I give you your answer long, long ago
that I ne'er intend to roam
into any foreign shore
nor to marry a poor soldier in the army-O?"

4. Now when she came in presence of the captain-O,
ah, she made him there to stand
with his captain gun in han
and she loved him to scorn (unto?) his soldiers-O.

5. The regiment got the rout into (Ivy-O?) (same
and the captain he fell sick
and he died all in a wee
and it was all for the love of handsome Polly-O
Ah, the captain he fell sick
and he died all in a wee
and it was all for the love of handsome Polly-O.

6. The soldiers went to mourn for the captain-
(for if Polly wouldn't d
they would get another view?) (same
for there were far better girls out in Ivy-O.