The Ballad Of Patch Eye And Meg Lyrics By Michelle Shocked

Artist/Band Name: Michelle Shocked

Album Name: Miscellaneous

Genre: Folk

Lyrics To The Ballad Of Patch Eye And Meg

Remembering back when I was a kid
I’d sneak down to the docks
I’d watch the old men carving wood
I’d watch the sailors tying knots

But the thing I remember best
Was gray haired, old Patch Eye
And the stories that he’d tell me about
His younger days as we
Watched the ships go by

He’d talk about his missing eye
He would talk about his wooden leg
But he’d never talk about the old tattoo
On his right arm that said ‘Meg’

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He said he was captain of a pirate ship
Sailing seas both blue and green
And he said that all pirates got to have a patch
So they can look real mean

He’d make the bad guys walk the plank
The pretty ladies, he would save
Then he’d take the treasures from the ship
Then sink it to a watery grave

He’d talk about his missing eye
He’d talk about his wooden leg
But he’d never talk about the old tattoo
Or brown haired blue eyed ‘Meg’

He told many a story about his wooden leg
As he sat there spinning yarns
Once he’d lost it to a mamba snake
Down in the Amazon

Another time it was way out west
In a gunfight, or so he said
But that’s alright, a man’s got two legs
Y’know, he could’ve lost his head

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He told me all about his missing eye
He told me all about his wooden leg
But he took the story to the grave
About the tattoo that said ‘Meg’

He told me how he lost his eye
And how he lost his leg
But he never told me how he lost the love
Of brown haired blue eyed ‘Meg’

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