MacEdward Leach and the Songs of Atlantic Canada
Alice is Over In Liverpool
John James NFLD 2 Tape 9 Track 4
Trepassey Audio: No
Ballad

LEACH: Now she's all right.
JAMES:(Sings)

Alice is over in Liverpool Jenny is in New York
Selina lies over in Amsterdam while Bridget was born in Cork
Julia lies somewhere at ______ nothing to do but court
Theres Dollys and Mollys, Susannas and Pollys
There's sweethearts in every port

Some say a fellow that follows the sea he never has girls in his mind
But while he’s sailing he's all the time _______ and singing those songs in his mind

REFRAIN:
Alice is over in Liverpool Jenny is in New York
Selina lies over in Amsterdam while Bridget was born in Cork
Julia lies somewhere at ______ nothing to do but court
There's Dollys and Mollys, Susannas and Pollys
There's sweethearts in every port

Some say a fellow that stays on the land
Gets married and lives to his ease
Some more say a sailor grows deeper and paler
By leaving his wife o'er the seas

REFRAIN:
Alice is over in Liverpool Jenny is in New York
Selina lies over in Amsterdam while Bridget was born in Cork
Julia lies somewhere at ______ nothing to do but court
There's Dollys and Mollys, Susannas and Pollys
There's sweethearts in every port

Oh its all very true so far as we know
They get married for better of course
And if you go sailing there' s nice looking ladies
For ______ and easy to boot

REFRAIN:
Alice is over in Liverpool Jenny is in New York
Selina lies over in Amsterdam while Bridget was born in Cork
Julia lies somewhere at ______ nothing to do but court
There's Dollys and Mollys, Susannas and Pollys
There's sweethearts in every port


Notes

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