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Yankee Sailor (Great Big Sea) videos
#1384: YouTube video by BetweenTheRock
©2010 ~ Used with permission ~

We were poor, but I was satisfied,
And I thought that you were too;
You were pure and I was terrified,
I wasn't good enough for you.

When they sailed into the harbour,
I could see it in your eyes;
I knew that you were dreaming,
Of leaving me behind.

You say America is beautiful,
And I sure hope you're right;
If I could see you across the water,
I'd say America is beautiful tonight.
I'd say America is beautiful tonight.

When I met that Yankee sailor,
He stood tall and shook my hand;
He took pleasure in the moment,
In the measure of a man.

Then he turned and left me standing,
And he asked you out to dance;
When you met that Yankee sailor,
I knew I didn't stand a chance.

You say America is beautiful,
And I sure hope you're right;
If I could see you across the water,
I'd say America is beautiful tonight.
I'd say America is beautiful tonight.

We were poor, but I was satisfied,
And I thought that you were too;
You were pure and I was terrified,
I wasn't good enough for you.

You say America is beautiful,
And I sure hope you're right;
If I could see you across the water,
I'd say America is beautiful tonight.
Oh, I'd say America is beautiful tonight.
I'd say America is beautiful tonight.

Oh, it's beautiful tonight.

####.... Alan Doyle and Bob Hallett of Great Big Sea, and Joel Plaskett [b.1975, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia], and Paul Lamb of St John's, NL, and Halifax, Nova Scotia ....####
Recorded by Great Big Sea of St John's, NL (Safe Upon The Shore, trk#3, 2010, Warner Music Canada, Scarborough, Ontario).

See more songs by Great Big Sea.

The video below features an excellent cover performance by Stefanie Roy of Rogersville, New Brunswick.

#2188: YouTube video by Stefanie Roy
©2015 ~ Used with permission ~


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