By the Sea

by Meredith Laney

Genre: World

Lyrics

By the Sea

Old Ms. Carrigan, Carrigan, Carrigan
Lived by herself by the sea
She tended the gulls and she tended her garden
And still had time for me

She sipped her whiskey each night by the fire
Telling stories of old
She once held my face and spoke of her husband
Oh, rest his weary soul

Chorus:
He once was a man whose kindness revered him
Before he took to the drink
After thirty years, she grew tired of his moaning
And cast that old man to sea
And cast that old man to sea

Old Ms. Carrigan, Carrigan, Carrigan
Often stood by the sea
She watched at sunset for signs of the boat that
Somewhere drifted free

She went to town and stopped at the dress shop
Admiring a frock for herself
Then she went to the pub and had her a pint with
Friends who pitied her well

Chorus

(Da dee dee…)

Old Ms. Carrigan, Carrigan, Carrigan
Continued to live by the sea

© 2000 Meredith Laney

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