Internationally-acclaimed Songwriter,
Performer and Recording Artist
from County Durham, England

Gary Miller Songs

"As a song poet there are few in the world today to match him"
Green Man Review, USA

 

Susan's Song

 

Lyrics

Susan lived in Sherburn Hill
Where the grass smells sweet and the air is still
But she would still be taken ill
When she swallowed life's most bitter pill
She met with Jacky Coates who stole her
Heart at the Durham Fair one October
And he swore that he would always love her
And that they would never part

And in the sweaty summer haze
They frolicked through the endless days
And on the beach at Whitley Bay
They swore to swear their lives away
With words of silver and rings of gold
And promises to have and hold
But when her secret had been sold
She never ever saw her Jack again

She sang a song called 'Mally Dunn'
As the tears welled in her eyes
"I'll never see young Jacky Coates again"
She said "I love thee little lamb
Hush your crying bonnie
You'll never know your father Johnny lad"

He left her bonnie eyes of blue
He left her with her heart in two
She lost all that she ever knew
And all the beliefs that she held true
Now the eyes all sit and watch her
And visually rape her she's theirs to slaughter
She's left to reflect on what life has taught her
If she picks up the pieces it all falls apart again


She sang a song called 'Mally Dunn'
As the tears welled in her eyes
"I'll never see young Jacky Coates again"
She said "I love thee little lamb
Hush your crying bonnie
You'll never know your father Johnny lad"


'Twas at the last october fair

I first saw mally Dunn

Her bright blue eyes and yellow hair

Me fortune fairly one


She looked the queen of all the queen's

So happy to be there

I was ower heed and heals in love

With Mally at the fair


Such a bonnie lass I ne'er could pass

As Mally at the fair

Oh happy neet if i should meet

Me comely sweetheart there


She sang a song called 'Mally Dunn'
As the tears welled in her eyes
"I'll never see young Jacky Coates again"
She said "I love thee little lamb
Hush your crying bonnie
You'll never know your father Johnny lad"


She sang a song called 'Mally Dunn'
As the tears welled in her eyes
"I'll never see young Jacky Coates again"
She said "I love thee little lamb
Hush your crying bonnie
You'll never know your father Johnny lad" 


(Gary Miller)


© 1992 Whippet Records

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Releases (on Whippet Records unless otherwise stated)


Original Studio Version

The Whisky Priests

Timeless Street

CD/Cassette/LP (WPTCD6/WPTC6/WPT6) 1992