Brandy (You're A Fine Girl)

Words & Music:

Elliott Lurie (Looking Glass)


          D    F#m  Em      Bm         Em       G       C       G

There's a port on a western bay and it serves a hundred ships a day.

       D       F#m      Em     Bm Em  G                D

Lonely sailors pass the time away and talk about their homes.

There's a girl in this harbor town and she works laying whiskey down.

They say "Brandy, fetch another round."  She serves them whiskey and wine.



                  Bm7     A        G

The sailors say, "Brandy, you're a fine girl.  (You're a fine girl!)

       Bm7  A              G

What a good wife you would be.  (Such a fine girl!)

           D          A       G      D    Em  A

Yeah, your eyes could steal a sailor from the sea."


Brandy wears a braided chain

Made of finest silver from the north of Spain.

A locket that bears the name of a man that Brandy loved.

He came on a summer's day, bringing gifts from far away.

But he made it clear he couldn't stay; no harbor was his home.


CHORUS:  [new last line lyric]

"But my life, my love and my lady is the sea"



    Bm7           A                G        A

Yeah, Brandy used to watch his eyes when he told his sailor stories.

She could feel the ocean fall and rise; she saw its raging glory.

    Bm7        C                  Bm7        G

But, he had always told the truth.  Lord, he was an honest man.

    A           G           D    Em    A

And Brandy does her best to understand


At night, when the bars close down, Brandy walks through the silent town.

And loves a man, who's not around, she still can hear him say.


CHORUS:  [with second lyric]


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