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Jack-A-Roe

Traditional, arranged by Bob Dylan

(Official lyrics @ www.bobdylan.com)


May 1993
cd imgWORLD GONE WRONG

  Bob Dylan's Garage Studio, Malibu, CA - May 1993  
  Supper Club Recordings, NYC - 16.nov.1993 late show  
  Supper Club Recordings, NYC - 17.nov.1993 late show  

Oh, there was a wealthy merchant, in London he did dwell
He had a lovely daughter, the truth to you I'll tell
Oh, the truth to you I'll tell.

She had sweethearts a-plenty and men of high degree
There was none but Jacky Frazier, her true love e'er could be
Oh her true love e'er could be.

"Oh daughter, oh daughter your body I will confine
If none but Jack the Sailor will ever suit your mind."
Oh, will ever suit your mind.

"This body you may imprison, my heart you can't confine
There's none but Jack the Sailor would have this heart of mine."
Oh, can have this heart of mine.

Now Jack he's gone a-sailin' with trouble on his mind
To leave his native country and his darling girl behind
Oh, his darling girl behind.

She went into the tailor shop and dressed in men's array
Then she went into a vessel to convey herself away
Oh, convey herself away.

"Before you step on board, sir, your name I'd like to know"
She smiled all in her countenance, said, "They call me Jack-a-roe"
Oh, they call me Jack-a-roe.

"Your waist is light and slender, your fingers neat and small
Your cheeks too red and rosy for to face the cannonball"
Oh, face the cannonball.

"I know my waist is slender and my fingers they are small
But it would not make me tremble for to see ten thousand fall"
Oh, to see ten thousand fall.

The war soon being over, they hunted all around
Among the dead and dying, her darling boy she found
Oh, her darling boy she found.

She picked him up all in her arms and carried him into town
And sent for a physician to come and help heal his wounds
Oh, quickly heal his wounds.

This couple they got married, so well did they agree
This couple they got married, so why not you and me?
Oh, so why not you and me?  up
    

 Recording dates & record list

May 1993 1 WORLD GONE WRONG
16 Nov 1993 THE COMPLETE SUPPER CLUB RECORDINGS (b)
17 Nov 1993 THE COMPLETE SUPPER CLUB RECORDINGS (b) #2