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Deep Blue Sea

  • Trad.

    Chorus:
    Deep blue sea, honey, deep blue sea
    Deep blue sea, honey, deep blue sea
    Deep blue sea, honey, deep blue sea
    It was Willie what got drownded in the deep blue sea

    Dug his grave with an iron spade
    Dug his grave with an iron spade
    Dug his grave with an iron spade
    It was Willie what got drownded in the deep blue sea

    Lowered him down on a silver chain
    Lowered him down on a silver chain
    Lowered him down on a silver chain
    It was Willie what got drownded in the deep blue sea

    Marked his grave with a cross of gold
    Marked his grave with a cross of gold
    Marked his grave with a cross of gold
    It was Willie what got drownded in the deep blue sea

    As sung by The Spinners

Susannes Folksong-Notizen

  • [1961:] Like many an American song, this seems to have been built out of a fragment of an old British ballad or sea song. (Seeger, Ballads 76)

  • [1962:] Pete Seeger believes that this lovely American folk song has probably been influenced by or passed through West Indian musical idioms. (Reprint Sing Out 4, 197)

  • [1974:] [This] always seemed to us to have a strong Caribbean flavour about it, but Pete Seeger from whom we first learnt it gives it a probable British origin. Either way, it's a great song for mass singing. (Notes 'The Spinners at the London Palladium')

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