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Artist/Band: The Byrds
Lyrics for Song: Jack Tarr the Sailor
Lyrics for Album: Complete Album Collection [2011]



When first I came to Liverpool

I went upon the spree

Me money at last I spent it

Fast got drunk as drunk could be



And when my money was all gone

It was then that I wanted more

But a man must be blind to make up his mind

To go to sea once more



I spent the night with Angeline

Too drunk to roll in bed

Me watch, it was new and my money was too

And the morning with them she fled



And as I roamed the streets of Bath

The whores they all would roar

There goes Jarr Tarr the poor sailor

He must go to sea once more



As I walking down the street

I ran into Rapper Brown

I asked him for to take me in

And he looked at me with a frown



He said, "Last time you was on board with me

You job no score, but I'll take your advance

And I'll give you the chance

And I'll send you to sea once more"



They shipped me aboard of a whaling ship

Bound for the Arctic Sea

Where the cold winds blow through the frost and the snow

Jamaica rum would freeze



Alas! I had no luck with my gear

For I left my money ashore

It was then that I wished

That I was there, safe with the girls ashore



Come all ye boat seafaring lads

Who listen to my song

And when you come off them long trip

Pray that you don't go wrong



Take my advice, drink no strong drink

Don't go sleeping with no whores

But get married lads and have all night in

And go to to sea no more


Album Lyrics: Complete Album Collection [2011]


The Byrds
"Complete Album Collection [2011]"


1. I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better
2. Eight Miles High
3. Mr. Spaceman
4. So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star
5. Have You Seen Her Face
6. Goin' Back
7. Ballad Of Easy Rider
8. Jesus Is Just Alright
9. Chestnut Mare
10. I Wanna Grow Up To Be A Politician
11. Fido
12. Oil in My Lamp
13. Tulsa County
14. Jack Tarr the Sailor
15. Gunga Din
16. Armstrong, Aldrin And Collins
17. You Won't Have To Cry
18. Here Without You
19. The Bells Of Rhymney
20. I Knew I'D Want You
21. It's No Use
22. Don't Doubt Yourself, Babe
23. We'll Meet Again
24. Wild Mountain Thyme
25. I See You
26. What's Happening?!?!
27. I Come And Stand At Every Door
28. Captain Soul
29. John Riley
30. 2-4-2 Fox Trot (The Lear Jet Song)
31. Renaissance Fair
32. Time Between
33. Everybody's Been Burned
34. Thoughts And Words
35. Mind Gardens
36. The Girl With No Name
37. Why
38. Artificial Energy
39. Natural Harmony
40. Wasn't Born To Follow
41. Change Is Now
42. Old John Robertson
43. Tribal Gathering
44. Dolphin's Smile
45. Space Odyssey
46. I Am A Pilgrim
47. The Christian Life
48. You Don't Miss Your Water
49. You're Still On My Mind
50. Pretty Boy Floyd
51. Hickory Wind
52. One Hundred Years From Now
53. Blue Canadian Rockies
54. Life In Prison
55. Pretty Polly
56. Lazy Days
62. Old Blue
63. Your Gentle Way Of Loving Me
64. Nashville West
65. Drug Store Truck Drivin' Man
66. King Apathy Iii
67. Candy
68. Bad Night At The Whiskey
70. Deportee (plane Wreck At Los Gatos)
71. Lover Of The Bayou
72. Positively 4th Street
73. Truck Stop Girl
74. Yesterday's Train
75. Hungry Planet
76. Just A Season
78. You All Look Alike
79. Willin'
80. Glory, Glory
81. Pale Blue
82. I Trust
83. Tunnel of Love
84. Citizen Kane
85. Absolute Happiness
87. My Destiny
88. Kathleen's Song
89. Think I'm Gonna Feel Better
90. Tiffany Queen
91. Farther Along
92. Bugler
93. America's Great National Pastime
94. Antique Sandy
95. Precious Kate
96. So Fine
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