• Artist: Lee Alexander
  • Title: Maggie Mae
  • Genre: Country - Alternative
  • Mood: Down/Dark/Melancholic
  • Speed: Medium Slow (63-78)
  • Instruments: Acoustic Guitar (Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin), Percussion, Electric Guitar (Clean, Overdriven), All Other, Bass
  • Track type: Lyric - Full Length
  • Date added: 7/20/2012
  • Lyric themes: Bad Luck, Storytelling, Moving On Change Letting Go, Morality Tale, Lies Deception, Alcohol
  • Lyrics: Gather ‘round me boys And listen to my plea And when I tell tale you’ll sadly pity me For I was the biggest fool Coming back from Liverpool On the voyage when I first set out to sea We were on our way back home On a voyage to Sierra Leone Six dollars a week, I just got paid As I jingled in my tin I was sadly taken in By a woman with the name of Maggie Mae Oh, that dirty Maggie Mae They have taken her away And she doesn’t walk down Lang Street anymore For she’s robbed so many sailors And also lots of whalers And now she’s doing time in Botany Bay I never will forget The night when we both met I was walking down Old Keating Place She was dressed in a gown so fine Like a frigate of the line And me being a sailor man, I gave chase Then I woke up in my bed With a pounding in my head All my clothes and money stole away I walked half-naked down the street And all the people that I’d meet Said “You’ll find your things in Pawn Shop No. 8.” Oh, that dirty Maggie Mae They have taken her away And she doesn’t walk down Lang Street anymore For she’s robbed so many sailors And also lots of whalers And now she’s doing time in Botany Bay The judge he guilty found her For robbing a homeward bounder Now she’s doing time in Botany Bay That dirty, no good, robbing, Maggie Mae!
  • Keywords: sad, Bass, Guitar

About Lee Alexander

Lee Alexander in studio

Perhaps Houston Press writer Nicholas L. Hall summed it up best when he wrote, “Listening to multi-instrumentalist Lee Alexander is a lot like taking a leisurely stroll through about a century of American popular music...Alexander has earned a reputation as both a strikingly original voice and an able torch-bearer for a broad handful of American musical idioms, layering Nilsson-esque pop-standard fare, dusty country ballads, the occasional bluesy stomp, touches of jazz classicism and damn near ...

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