Here's one that has a really simple tune played over and over, but one that can be embellished and arranged to really give the player a chance to "show-off."

Sailor on the Deep Blue Sea is an "Old Time" tune (sometimes referred to as "Bluegrass"), and is about a young maiden who loses her sailor to the sea. Very tragic tale, and while this one is an American tune/song, it has a lively beat to it, and in perfect alignment with Celtic, seafaring tunes. ... A lot of fun.

Sailor on the Deep Blue Sea. Arranged in G-Major by the Kelticdead for easy play with the G-Diatonic Harmonica. (It'll be coming out as one of KelticDead Broadsides on my website soon with links to my KelticDead YouTube site, .)

Here's the lyrics to this tune, and as mentioned, one can alternate playing single notes and then as harmonized playing. There's a lot of opportunity to ad-lib with this one. Lively at 120 beats per minute. 

The lyrics as performed by The Carter Family : 1929 recording:


It was on last Sunday evening

Just about the hour of three

When my darling started to leave me

To sail on the deep blue sea


He promised to write me a letter

He promised to write to me

But I haven't heard from my darling

Who is sailing on the deep blue sea


My mother is dead and buried

My father's forsaken me

And I have no one to love me

But the sailor on the deep blue sea


Oh captain, can you tell me

Can you tell me where he may be

Oh yes, my little maiden

He's drownded in the deep blue sea


Farewell to friends and relations

This's the last you'll see of me

I'm going to end my troubles

By drowning in the deep blue sea

"It's all fun." ... Shaun, That KelticDead guy.

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