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Played a few times by the Grateful Dead in the 1980s with Brent Mydland on lead vocals. The Grateful Dead had played it much earlier in jams with members of the Jefferson Airplane, and started to play it in a concertn on 7 June 1970. But the attempt broke down quickly with Bob Weir saying "Hey man, none of us knows that song." [thanks to Brian Schnapp for pointing this out] These are the lyrics as Brent sang them. The lyrics Brent sang differed a little from the original. The main differences were: First verse: Me catch a ship across the sea Second verse: Three nights and days I sailed the sea Third verse: Me take her in my arms again
Lyrics By
Richard Berry
Music By
Richard Berry
Lyrics

A fine little girl she waits for me
Me sail a ship across the sea
Me sailed that ship all alone
Me never think, never think I'll make it home

Louie, Louie, oh baby, we gotta go
Louie, Louie, oh baby, said we gotta go

All alone I sailed the sea
Me think of girl constantly
On that ship I dream she there
I smell the rose, smell the rose in her hair

Me see Jamaica moon above
It won't be long me see my love
Me hold her in my arms again
I tell her, tell her I'll never leave her here

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    A fine little girl she waits for me
    Me sail a ship across the sea
    Me sailed that ship all alone
    Me never think, never think I'll make it home

    Louie, Louie, oh baby, we gotta go
    Louie, Louie, oh baby, said we gotta go

    All alone I sailed the sea
    Me think of girl constantly
    On that ship I dream she there
    I smell the rose, smell the rose in her hair

    Me see Jamaica moon above
    It won't be long me see my love
    Me hold her in my arms again
    I tell her, tell her I'll never leave her here

    Played a few times by the Grateful Dead in the 1980s with Brent Mydland on lead vocals. The Grateful Dead had played it much earlier in jams with members of the Jefferson Airplane, and started to play it in a concertn on 7 June 1970. But the attempt broke down quickly with Bob Weir saying "Hey man, none of us knows that song." [thanks to Brian Schnapp for pointing this out] These are the lyrics as Brent sang them. The lyrics Brent sang differed a little from the original. The main differences were: First verse: Me catch a ship across the sea Second verse: Three nights and days I sailed the sea Third verse: Me take her in my arms again