Galley Girl

Songfacts®:

  • This outlaw tale was sparked by Hawley reading about highwaymen and the women on Horatio Nelson's ships.

    I don't carry me too much hope
    One step ahead of a cruel king's rope
    I'll be delivered on the deck of that boat
    Me and my true love to the new world go


    Hawley told Mojo magazine the song serves as a reminder that "none of us are immortal, and whatever you think you are, most likely you're not."

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