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    "Maggie Maggie May" Lyrics

    Judy Garland

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    Now gather round you sailor boys, and listen to my plea
    And when you've heard my tale you'll pity me
    For I was a real damned fool in the port of Liverpool
    The first time that I came home from the sea

    I was paid off at the Home, from a voyage to Sierra Leone
    Two pounds ten and sixpence was my pay
    When I drew the tin I grinned, but I very soon got skinned
    By a girl by the name of Maggie May

    Oh, Maggie, Maggie May, they've taken you away
    They've sent you to Van Diemen's cruel shore
    For you robbed so many a sailor, and skinned so many a whaler
    And you'll never shine in Paradise Street no more

    I shan't forget the day when I first met Maggie May
    She was cruising up and down on Canning Place
    With a figure so divine, like a frigate of the line
    So, being a sailor, I gave chase

    Oh, Maggie, Maggie May, they've taken you away
    They've sent you to Van Diemen's cruel shore
    For you robbed so many a sailor, and skinned so many a whaler
    And you'll never shine in Paradise Street no more

    Next day I woke in bed, with a sore and aching head
    No shoes, or shirt, or trousers could I find
    I asked her where they were, and she answered, "My dear sir,
    They're down in Kelly's knock-shop, number nine"

    Oh, Maggie, Maggie May, they've taken you away
    They've sent you to Van Diemen's cruel shore
    For you robbed so many a sailor, and skinned so many a whaler
    And you'll never shine in Paradise Street no more

    Oh, you thieving Maggie May, you robbed me of my pay
    When I slept with you last night ashore
    And the judge he guilty found her of robbing a homeward-bounder
    And she'll never roam down Paradise Street no more

    Oh, Maggie, Maggie May, they've taken you away
    They've sent you to Van Diemen's cruel shore
    For you robbed so many a sailor, and skinned so many a whaler
    And you'll never shine in Paradise Street no more
    This song was submitted on August 7th, 2013 and last modified on October 18th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC.
    Written by Lionel Bart.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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