MacEdward Leach and the Songs of Atlantic Canada
Keg Of Brandy
Mike Molloy NFLD 2 Tape 19A Track 5
St. Shott's Audio:
Ballad

LEACH: All right
MOLLOY: (sings)

I laid my head on a keg of brandy
And oh how fancy did l declare
When l am drinking I'm always thinking
Will l gain that fair lady fair

Chorus:
Oh love is handsome and love is pretty
Love is lovely when first it's new
But when love gets old it gets quite cold
And it fades away like the morning dew

I am in love-
I'm always drunk and I'm seldom sober
I'm always roamin' from town to town
But when I'm drinkin' I'm always thinkin'
Will l gain that fair lady fair

Chorus:
Oh love is handsome and love is pretty
Love is lovely when first it's new
But when love gets old it gets quite cold
And it fades away like the morning dew

I am in love and l can't control it
What a pain do lie in my breast
For such a youth to be never born
To love a maiden and to be denied

Chorus:
Oh love is handsome and love is pretty
Love is lovely when first it's new
But when love gets old it gets quite cold
And it fades away like the morning dew

The ocean's wide and l can't wade over
Nor do l got wings to fly
But if l had oh some skilful boatsman
To ferry over my love and I

Chorus:
Oh love is handsome and love is pretty
Love is lovely when first it's new
But when love gets old it gets quite cold
And it fades away like the morning dew

But it is said in the Newcastle country
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I pledged my coat for the want o' money
And I'll sing no more til l gets a drink

Chorus:
Oh love is handsome and love is pretty
Love is lovely when first it's new
But when love gets old it gets quite cold
And it fades away like the morning dew


Notes

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