My Sky Sailor

 
Performed by:
Geoff Lawes
Recorded in:
Hull
Recorded on:
01/11/2008
Recorded by:
Martin Wharton
Genre:
Keywords:
Crime,
Death,
Soldiers
 

Archival information

TYG:
132
Key:
G
Time Signature:
4:4
Roud id:
0
Laws id:
Master title:
My Sky Sailor
Places Cited:
Howden,
America,
Cardington,
River Humber

Lyrics

1
When the Great War ended,
I should have been a bride,
But what the German guns had spared,
The Spanish Flu denied.
I felt my life was over,
I’d never love again,
But then to Howden there came Jimmy,
My sky sailor, my American.

2
I worked in the office,
At Howden’s aerodrome.
Some U.S. Navy flyers came,
To fetch an airship home.
They seemed to me too forward,
Such loud and brash young men,
But my heart changed when I met Jimmy,
My sky sailor, my American.

3
We walked out together,
For near enough a  year,
While Jimmy trained and waited for,
His airship to appear.
The R38 was finished,
And brought from Cardington.
By then I was engaged to Jimmy,
My sky sailor, my American.

4
Lighter than a feather,
And silver in the sun,
She lifted off from Howden Field,
To make her last trial run.
High up above the Humber,
She failed and down she spun.
Air, water, fire, then earth claimed Jimmy,
My sky sailor, my American.

5
When the Great War ended,
I should have been a bride,
But what the German guns had spared,
The Spanish Flu denied.
I felt my life was over,
I’d never love again,
But then to Howden there came Jimmy,
My sky sailor, my American.

Archival information

TYG:
132
Key:
G
Time Signature:
4:4
Roud id:
0
Laws id:
Master title:
My Sky Sailor
Places Cited:
Howden,
America,
Cardington,
River Humber