#02366
Old Brown's Daughter (Great Big Sea) videos
See also: Old Brown's Daughter (Johnny Burke)
#245 YouTube video by betrx
©2008 ~ Used with permission ~

Well, there is an ancient party
at the other end of town,
He keeps a little grocery store,
the ancient's name is Brown;
He has a lovely daughter,
such a treat I never saw,
Oh I only hope someday to be
the old man's son-in-law.

Well old Brown sells from off his shelf
most anything you please,
He's got juice tarts for all the little boys,
and lollipops and cheese;
His daughter minds the store,
and it's a treat to see her serve,
I'd like to run away with her
but I don't have the nerve.

And it's old Brown's daughter is a proper sort of girl,
Old Brown's daughter is as fair as any pearl;
I wish I was the Lord Mayor, Marquis or an Earl,
And blow me if I wouldn't marry old Brown's girl.

But Miss Brown she smiles so sweetly
when I say a tender word,
Oh, but old Brown says that she must wed
a Marquis or a Lord;
And I don't suppose it's ever
one of those things I will be,
Oh, but by jingo next election
I will run for Trinity.

And it's old Brown's daughter is a proper sort of girl,
Old Brown's daughter is as fair as any pearl;
I wish I was the Lord Mayor, Marquis or an Earl,
And blow me if I wouldn't marry Old Brown's girl.
Blow me if I wouldn't marry old Brown's girl.

####.... Variant of a stage song collected by Johnny Burke of St John's, NL [1851-1930] ....####
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This variant arranged and recorded by Great Big Sea (Turn, trk#10, 1999, Sire Records, New York, NY. Recorded at First City Productions, St John's, NL, and produced by Steve Berlin and Great Big Sea).

The YouTube video above features a live performance by Great Big Sea at The Bowery Ballroom on Delancey Street, New York, NY, January, 2008.


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The video below with music written by Ron Hynes features a performance by Ron Hynes, Jim Payne, John White, and Bryan Hennessey (All The Best, Pigeon Inlet Productions and VOCM-AM Radio, St John's, NL, 1988).

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#559: YouTube video by oldirishladdie
©2008 ~ Used with permission ~


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