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Brandy (You're A Fine Girl)

Looking Glass

1972

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Top 40

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De tekst verhaalt over Brandy, een barmeisje in een havenstad. Veel zeilers dingen naar haar liefde, maar zij kan hun gevoelens niet beantwoorden. De liefde van haar leven was niet bereid om zijn ware liefde, de zee, te verlaten. Ondanks dit blijft Brandy van de liefde van haar leven houden en draagt ​​ze een gevlochten zilveren ketting met een medaillon waarin zijn naam staat​​.
Er is gesuggereerd dat het lied geïnspireerd is op het echte levensverhaal van Mary Ellis, wier graf ligt in New Brunswick, New Jersey, de stad waar de band werd opgericht.

A-kant Titel

Brandy (You're A Fine Girl)

A-kant Lengte

2:55

A-kant Componist(en)

E. Lurie

A-kant Producer(s)

Mike Gershman, Bob Liftin, Looking Glass

B-kant titel

One By One

B-kant lengte

6:01

B-kant componist(en)

P. Sweval

B-kant producer(s)

Mike Gershman, Bob Liftin, Looking Glass

Platenlabel

Epic

Catalogusnr

EPC 8213

Hoogste positie US

1

Album

Looking Glass

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Songtekst

(dooda-dit-dooda), (dit-dooda-dit-dooda)

There's a port on a western bay
And it serves a hundred ships a day
Lonely sailors pass the time away
And talk about their homes

And there's a girl in this harbor town
And she works layin' whiskey down
They say "Brandy, fetch another round"
She serves them whiskey and wine

The sailors say "Brandy, you're a fine girl" (you're a fine girl)
"What a good wife you would be" (such a fine girl)
"Yeah your eyes could steal a sailor from the sea"
(dooda-dit-dooda), (dit-dooda-dit-dooda-dit)

Brandy wears a braided chain
Made of finest silver from the North of Spain
A locket that bears the name
Of the man that Brandy loves

He came on a summer's day
Bringin' gifts from far away
But he made it clear he couldn't stay
No harbor was his home

The sailor said " Brandy, you're a fine girl" (you're a fine girl)
"What a good wife you would be" (such a fine girl)
"But my life, my lover, my lady is the sea"
(dooda-dit-dooda), (dit-dooda-dit-dooda-dit)

Yeah, Brandy used to watch his eyes
When he told his sailor stories
She could feel the ocean foam rise
She saw it's ragin' glory
But he had always told the truth, lord, he was an honest man
And Brandy does her best to understand
(dooda-dit-dooda), (dit-dooda-dit-dooda-dit)

At night when the bars close down
Brandy walks through a silent town
And loves a man who's not around
She still can hear him say

She hears him say " Brandy, you're a fine girl" (you're a fine girl)
"What a good wife you would be" (such a fine girl)
"But my life, my lover, my lady is the sea"
(dooda-dit-dooda), (dit-dooda-dit-dooda-dit)

"Brandy, you're a fine girl" (you're a fine girl)
FADE

"What a good wife you would be" (such a fine girl)
"But my life, my lover, my lady is the sea"

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