Brandy (You’re A Fine Girl)

Elliott Lurie (Looking Glass)

 

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There's a port on a western bay and it serves a hundred ships a day.

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Lonely sailors pass the time away and talk about their homes.

There's a girl in this harbor town and she works laying whiskey down.

They say "Brandy, fetch another round."  She serves them whiskey and wine.

 

CHORUS:

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The sailors say, "Brandy, you're a fine girl.  (You're a fine girl!)

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What a good wife you would be.  (Such a fine girl!)

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Yeah, your eyes could steal a sailor from the sea."

 

 

Brandy wears a braided chain made of finest silver from the north of Spain.

A locket that bears the name of a man that Brandy loved.

He came on a summer's day, bringing gifts from far away.

But he made it clear he couldn't stay; no harbor was his home.

 

CHORUS:  [new last line lyric]

“But my life, my love and my lady is the sea"

 

BRIDGE:

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Yeah, Brandy used to watch his eyes when he told his sailor stories.

She could feel the ocean fall and rise; she saw its raging glory.

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But, he had always told the truth.  Lord, he was an honest man.

          A                    G                 D    Em     A

And Brandy does her best to understand

 

At night, when the bars close down, Brandy walks through the silent town.

And loves a man, who's not around, she still can hear him say.

 

CHORUS:  [with second lyric]