The Sandgate Lass's Lament

from by Gary Miller & Ralf Weihrauch

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THE SANDGATE LASS’S LAMENT

I was a young maiden truly
And I lived in Sandgate Street
I thought to marry a good man

To keep me warm at neet
Some good like body, 
Some canny body
To be with me at noon

But last I married a keel man

And my good days are done

He's an ugly body, a bubbly body

An ill-fed ugly loon
But I have married a keelman

And my good days are done

I thought to marry a Parson

To hear me say my prayers

But I have married a Keelman

And he kicks me down the stairs
I Thought to marry a Dyer

To dye my apron blue

But I have married a Keelman

And sair he makes me rue


He's an ugly body, a bubbly body

An ill-fed ugly loon
But I have married a keelman

And my good days are done

I thought to marry a Joiner

To make me chair and stool
But I have married a Keelman
And he's a perfect fool
I thought to marry a sailor
To bring be sugar and tea
But I have married a Keelman
And that he lets me see

He's an ugly body, a bubbly body

An ill-fed ugly loon
But I have married a keelman

And my good days are done

(Trad. arr. Weihrauch / Miller)

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from Stand Fast, Stand Steady, released October 1, 2005
Gary Miller - acoustic guitar, backing vocal
Ralf Weihrauch - lead vocal, accordion

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Gary Miller & Ralf Weihrauch Durham, UK

"From Durham to Dorsten" - England meets Germany to create a unique acoustic duo. Songwriter of folk punk pioneers The Whisky Priests teams up with German Ralf Weihrauch to perform a selection of new songs, some updated acoustic versions of "old hits" specially selected from The Whisky Priests' early catalogue, and a few North East of England traditional songs and tunes. ... more

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