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Women and the Sea

by Debra Cowan

The Rainbow 03:59
My Willie sailed on board a tender And where he is I do not know Seven long years I've been constantly waiting Since he crossed the Bay of Biscay-O One night as Mary lay a-sleeping A knock came to her bedroom door Saying “Arise arise my dearest Mary For to earn one glance of your Willie-O” Mary arose put on her clothing And to her bedroom door did go And there she saw her Willie standing His two pale cheeks as white as snow O Willie dear where are those blushes Those blushes I knew long years ago O Mary dear the cold waves lash them I am the ghost of your Willie-O But Mary dear the dawn is breaking I fear it’s time for me to go I must leave you cold and broken hearted For to cross the Bay of Biscay-O If I had gold and I had money And all the silver in Mexico I would grant it all to the King of Erin For to bring me back my Willie-O


These are nine songs that are performed in Debra Cowan's concert/lecture program "Women and the Sea"


released January 16, 2021


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Debra Cowan Shrewsbury, Massachusetts

Singer Debra Cowan performs a cappella and with guitar, interpreting a wide range of folk songs. Debra has two acclaimed solo recordings to her credit, and her third, “Fond Desire Farewell” was produced by former Fairport Convention drummer Dave Mattacks. A former California resident, she now resides in Massachusetts and tours all over North America and the United Kingdom. ... more

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