Granny Pearl- A Magical Tale of the Sea!

by Jenny Lockyer

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LYRICS: Nancy’s my boat and she loves to float on the shiny sea Nancy’s my boat and she is good friendly company Sturdy and green, she’s small but she’s mean I’ve not seen her fail She’s a beautiful sight, when the sun it shines bright and the wind’s in her sail And the sea so blue With the waves so high And the sun shines bright In the summer sky I’ve known this place since I was a girl We’re going to sail round the island and see Granny Pearl….see Granny Pearl
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LYRICS: Have you ever seen a seagull dive into the sea? Silver arrows 'neath the waves catching fish for tea Quick as a flash, they gulp them down, one two three then home to perch upon the pier still hungry as can be Then Sally comes along to eat some chips beside the shore she manages to eat a few, two or three or four Suddenly a seagull Sally hears above her 'Caaaw' The seagull whips her chips and they're not Sally's any more CHORUS: Seagulls love chips! You can see them licking their lips Seagulls and fried potata? Out your hand and see ya later! Seagulls love chips You can see them licking their lips Seagulls and fried potata? Out your hand and see ya later! Underestimate a seagull, you are bound to fail They cannot hide their greedy side, the belly of a whale So whether you are on the land or letting down your sail 'keep your wits and keep your chips' is the moral of the tale CHORUS: Seagulls love chips You can see them licking their lips Seagulls and fried potata? Out your hand and see ya later! Seagulls love chips You can see them licking their lips Seagulls and fried potata? Out your hand and see ya later!
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A Memory 02:22
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LYRICS: I'm the giant squid, I'm a very happy fella since the day I found me lucky umbrella It begins with Um and ends in ella! It's me lucky lucky lucky lucky lucky umbrella “So how did you find your lucky umbrella?!” I hear you ask in adoration and astonishment! Well I’ll tell you… One day I was swimming in the deep blue sea Wondering at what I should have for tea When suddenly I spy with me giant squid eye A jolly little brolly oh a diddly dum dee dye I'm the giant squid I'm a very happy fella since the day I found me lucky umbrella It begins with Um and ends in ella! It's me lucky lucky lucky lucky lucky umbrella “But what was it doing there?!”, I hear you cry in bewilderment and bafflement? Well, I'll tell you…. I saw it on a wreck with a very bony fella it didn't seem to him to be a lucky umbrella He had fallen from the deck and with my tentacle I took the brolley and an arm, he didn't mind at all. I'm the giant squid, I'm a very happy fella since the day I found me lucky umbrella It begins with Um and ends in ella! It's me lucky lucky lucky lucky lucky umbrella “So how is it lucky?!” I hear you ask in eagerness and excitement?? Well... Since I have come into the possession of this umbrella I have never been rained on, never set fire to myself, or drowned I have swum with dolphins, done a TED talk, and met you! I'm the giant squid, I'm a very happy fella since the day I found me lucky umbrella It begins with Um and ends in ella! It's me lucky lucky lucky lucky lucky umbrella! So , how can I help you today, are you looking for something? The umbrella is mine but I think I have some delicious fish bones somewhere. Wonderful in stews on those summer evenings round a campfire…. I imagine. Oh I know who you’re looking for, Pearl! I saw her only this morning. She was getting ready for the Mermaid Ball. Are you coming? It’s happening in about 5 minutes. And I don’t know which hat to wear. This one is rather casual and the Titanic is sooo heavy. It’s so hard to dance a waltz when one is weighed down by an ocean liner. Not to worry, for I have my lucky umbrella. I’m sure something will turn up. See you at the ball! I'm the giant squid I'm a very happy fella since the day I found me lucky umbrella It begins with Um and ends in ella! It's me lucky lucky lucky lucky lucky lucky lucky.... I'm the giant squid I'm a very happy fella since the day I found me lucky umbrella It begins with Um and ends in ella! It's me lucky lucky lucky lucky lucky umbrella!
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Granny Pearl 04:22
LYRICS: Oh the wind, it was billowing into the sail of our little green boat it was Beautiful, out on our trip, round the island and we were there just because We’d gone, out on our holiday, oh what a jolly day, down by the sea We were there all together, mum, dad, sister Heather, granny and me And the sun, was shining down upon the beautiful ocean rising and falling so Big and blue stretched just as far as you could see before it met with the blue sky and I Looked round at all the family, saw just how happily Grandmother Pearl was Dreaming, there in her wheelchair, the wind in her long hair a young girl again….. But then Suddenly, she whips off her coat, and dives off the side of the boat, “Grandma!” I cried, but she called back oh don’t be afraid For sure as the wind was there in that sail I caught a glimpse of her shiny tail On the day I found out my Granny Pearl was a mermaid She was a mermaid…. So a mermaid was she and apparently, every year she returned to the open sea For she had her relations to find, all of the family she’d left behind When she’d followed, her heart to the shore, Fisherman Jim had been her reason for leaving, They’d met by the sand, from his wreck on the rocks, he’d asked for her hand… And I learned the truth about Granny that day, watching her dive off that boat and then swim away Through the waves she went, over and under them, Splashing, crashing her way through the water and I thought, this explains a lot The excessive bathing in baths full of salt, And the seaview hotels, a beachcomber was she, her skin was pure oil, her aroma fishy…. And as she dived, she called back to me, Now you know why I live for the sea And when I die, in the ocean I want to be laid For sure as the wind was there in that sail, I caught a glimpse of her shiny tail on the day I found out my Granny Pearl was a mermaid
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Granny Pearl lives right by the ocean She looks great for a hundred and three It isn't her diet or good peace and quiet but a swim every day in the sea! And as we sail to the island, the gulls fly high the waves whirl, It's a magical feeling, we're going to see Granny Pearl! See Granny Pearl!

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released September 4, 2019

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Jenny Lockyer UK

I like singing songs that tell stories and / or make people laugh....
I play all sorts of gigs in all sorts of places from cabarets and variety nights to festivals and camping trips, school assemblies, libraries, pubs, clubs and queues in the chemist's and have a regular Music Time session in Croydon for very young children www.musictimejenny.co.uk ... more

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