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The jacket so blue, song / Jim MacFarland, singing in English

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A ship’s crew of sailors as you may understand
Bound for the west Indies or some foreign land
There is one lad amongst them I wish I never knew
He’s my bonnie bonnie sailor with a jacket so blue

The first time I saw my love he’d a spy glass in his hand
I went to talk to him but he would not stand
I went to talk to him but from me he flew
And my heart it went along with him and his jacket so blue

Says I my noble sailor I’ll buy your discharge
I’ll free you from sailing and set you at large
And I’ll free you from that man-o-war if your heart does be true
And I’ll never let a stain on your jacket so blue

Says I my noble lady you’ll buy my discharge
And you’ll free me from sailing and set me at large
And you’ll free me from that man-o-war if my heart does be true
Ah but what would my ain lovely Scotch lassie do

For I’ve my ain lassie in my ain country
And I would not slight her for her poverty
If I were to slight her my heart wouldn’t be true
For she never left a stain on my jacket so blue

I’ll write off to Dublin to an artist of skill
And I’ll have my love’s picture drawn out in its full
And I’ll place it in my chamber quite close to my view
And I’ll say I loved a sailor with a heart that was true

see also   The jacket so blue / Margaret McEleney   The jacket so blue / Jim MacFarland audio   The bonnet so blue / Paddy Doherty (Eoghnie)

The jacket so blue, song / Jim MacFarland, singing in English
ITMA Reference Number:657-NC-V8
Main Performer: Jim MacFarland
Title:The jacket so blue [videorecording] / Jim MacFarland, singing in English
Section:Videos
Language:English
Subject:Ireland: Singing in English
Format:Video
Recording Location:McFeeley's Bar, Clonmany, Co Donegal
Recording Date:27 March 1993
Collection:Jimmy McBride Collection
Physical Description:1 computer file (MPEG-4, 3 min. 23 sec.) :digital, stereo
URL:http://www.inishowensinging.ie
Copyright:Performer and Inishowen Traditional Singers' Circle
Roud Number:819

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