By the bridge under the lantern

BluesMatters 2018


By the bridge under the lantern, stood a pale and needy maid

On the look-out for clientele, hoping for a fruitful trade

Expectations appeared rewarded, as a sailor man came along

Walking up to her with a smile on his face and with this fleeting song


Lady little lady for money find another guy

Lady little lady it’s not a lie

My pockets are empty all I’ve got is this smile

You can have it for free for a little while


Hardship with a pinch of magic was her feeling deep inside

Both of these perceptions she knew she had to hide

She said: ”Sailor man o sailor find yourself a decent dame”

He said: “Lady I’ve just found one just tell me your name”


Lady little lady for money I’m not the guy

Lady little lady it’s not a lie

My pockets are empty all I’ve got is this smile

You can have it for free for a very long while


Lady little lady for money I’m not the guy

Lady little lady it’s not a lie

My pockets are empty all I’ve got is this smile

You can have it for free for a very long while