Handsome Molly

Lyrics: Traditional
Music: Traditional

Played by Jerry Garcia with the Hart Valley Drifters in November 1962. Thanks to Matt Schofield for the lyrics.

I wish I was in London
Or some other seaport Town
Set my foot in a steamboat
And sail the ocean 'round

While sailing around the ocean
While sailing around the sea
I'd think of handsome Molly
Wherever she might be

Don't you remember, Molly
You gave me your right hand
Said that if you marry
That I would be the man

Now you've broke your promise
Go home with whom you please
My poor heart is breaking
You're lying at your ease

Went to church last Sunday
She passed me on by
Knew her mind was changing
By the roving of her eye

Roving of her eye
Roving of her eye
Knew her mind was changing
By the roving of her eye

I wish I was in London
Or some other seaport Town
Set my foot in a steamboat
And sail the ocean 'round

Sail around the ocean
Sail around the sea
Think of handsome Molly
Wherever she might be

Futher Information
For more information on recordings see Matt Schofield's Grateful Dead Family Discography

 


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