The Ballad of Jeanne Baré

by Shen Teh

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The Ballad of Jeanne Baré

They call me Jeanne Baré, a woman wild and brave
I’m sick of stove and home, yet not afraid of storm and waves.
I wanna ship the world, for nobody must know,
I wear a hat and boots and pants, hey hey, I’m Jeanne Baré.

Chorus: Hoist the sail, lead me astray, my love, goodbye.
Your voice, frail and frailer, my love, goodbye! The see calls me!

My sweetheart we must part, the ship has sailed ashore,
you know I love you so, though adventures I love more.
Tonight I’ll flee from thee, the salt in the air
is tearing our bond of love, hey, hey, I’m Jeanne Baré.

Chorus

My alter ego Jean Baré is clever bold and wise,
he hides the wife in me, no one will notice my disguise.
At your service am I, respected captain, ay, ay!
My heart and soul are strong as steel for I am Jeanne Baré.

Chorus

Night and day, and day and night, the handsome cabin boy
looks lively for and aft, swabs the deck until it shines,
Back and forth and forth and back, I swing the mob and smile,
miles and miles of blue around me, here’s where I’m supposed to be!

Chorus

It’s the twentieth night on sea, the crew’s a roaring crowd,
bottles of rum are piling up, the manners getting rough.
I close my eyes and dance… suddenly I feel steel,
running up my shirt a cut! My snow white breasts revealed!

“This woman can be part of the crew, this woman can’t be part of the crew
Grab her and throw her over board, grab her and throw her over board!”

I’m lying on the ground of the sea, my coffin a pink orange coral.
And there is nothing to regret, nothing to regret, nothing to regret, nothing to regret.

To watch the sunrise from the mast, each and ev’ry single day was worth to die for!
And there is nothing to regret, nothing to regret, nothing to regret, not a thing to regret!
For I’ll eternally be Jeanne Baré!

Hoist the sail, lead me astray, my love, goodbye.
Your voice, frail and frailer, my love, goodbye! The see calls me!

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released September 3, 2014
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Michael von Muchow at Actual Sound Studio, La Crosse, WI

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