• Artist: Jayme Kelly Curtis
  • Title: The English Girl (with baritone guitar and violin break)
  • Genre: Folk
  • Mood: Down/Dark/Melancholic, Sentimental/Ballad
  • Speed: Medium Slow (63-78)
  • Instruments: Acoustic Piano, Acoustic Guitar (Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin), Strings
  • Track type: Lyric - Full Length
  • Date added: 10/6/2011
  • Lyric themes: Storytelling, Commitment Marriage, Addiction, Love Lost, Regret, Devotion
  • Lyrics: The English Girl © Jayme Kelly Curtis A Major, a minor A good man beside her His rank was no concern To the English girl She married a soldier A strong man to hold her But his conflicts took him far From the English girl The babies came swift And she worked a double shift In the factories that fueled the bloody war Her soldier came back changed With a clanging in his veins And she followed him 'cross the ocean Home to Babylon Oh had I known then, all I know today A rich man would earn all my charms I'd dance the night away I'd stay single and gay And wait for that rich man to come along A counter, a diner Two hungry mouths beside her She struggled to feed them In Hell's Kitchen A room with no view In a place called Bellevue They took her When she could sacrifice no more She married a Mick Who made it all better quick And she tried hard to love him Above all others His veins were clean But his thirst for spirits keen And soon another baby came along Oh had I known then, all I know today A rich man would earn all my charms I'd dance the night away I'd stay single and gay And wait for that rich man to come along
  • Keywords: simple, acoustic, Heartfelt, Organic

About Jayme Kelly Curtis

Jayme Kelly Curtis

Jayme Kelly Curtis writes, records and performs an earthy blend of "folkloric jazz" in Northern California. Her passion is making music with great musicians and giving them plenty of room to stretch out and improvise. Jayme has successfully licensed her songs for PumpAudio projects on A&E, CMT, Fine Living Network, Logo, PBS and the Travel Channel. Notable programs include Martha, Anthony Bourdain, and Taste of America.

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