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Sir William Gower


by Fairport Convention. Buy album CD: Other Songs C - THE


I am a sailor, both stout and strong
To a goodly vessel I do belong
Well guard and anchored and well equipped
Sir William Gower and a very fine ship
Our captain in his cabin lay
When a dreadful voice to him did say
"This night with me in the deep you'll be
So prepare yourself and your company"
The sky grew dark and the sea grew still
Though the men were fearful and the air was chill
Sir William rose to meet his men
Saying "Hear me now for I'll not speak again"
"I loved my mother when she was alive
And to my sister I gave babies five
I killed my wife and her children three
So I now must face what has come for me"
"You'll lash a timber close to my side
And throw me out on the water wide
And if I swim then let me be
But if I sink them pray for me"
So we tied his head and we tied his feet
And around his middle a winding sheet
At every knot the sea did stir
Grew ready for the murderer
And then we saw his open grave
The likeness of a single wave
That swept our ship from her stern to her bow
And bore away Sir William Gower



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Album: Other Songs C - THE Lyrics
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  1. (come All Ye) Rolling Minstrels
  2. A Sailor's Life
  3. After Halloween
  4. Angel Delight
  5. Big William
  6. Bird On A Wire
  7. Dawn
  8. Eastern Rain
  9. Farewell farewell
  10. Flowers of the Forest
  11. If Stomp
  12. Iron Lion
  13. Jack Orion
  14. John Barleycorn
  15. Lady of Pleasure
  16. Let It Go
  17. Lord Marlborough
  18. Matty groves
  19. Mr Lacey
  20. Night Time Girl
  21. Nottamun Town
  22. Part I
  23. Part Ii
  24. Part Iv
  25. Part Iv (the Sailor's Alphabet)
  26. Part Ix
  27. Part V
  28. Part V (john Lee)
  29. Part Vi
  30. Part Vi (breakfast In Mayfair)
  31. Part Vii
  32. Part Viii
  33. Part X
  34. Part Xi
  35. Part Xi (the Hanging Song)
  36. Pleasure and Pain
  37. Possibly Parsons Green
  38. Restless
  39. Reynard the Fox
  40. Rolling Minstrels
  41. Sickness and Diseases
  42. Sir William Gower
  43. Tale In Hard Time
  44. The Deserter
  45. The Hexhamshire Lass

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