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The sailors 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 wife, my lover, my lady is the sea.”

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On this day in music history: August 26, 1972 - “Brandy (You’re A Fine Girl)” by Looking Glass hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 1 week. Written by Eliot Lurie, it is the biggest hit for the New Jersey based band that is formed in 1969 while the members are students at Rutgers University. The song was originally titled “Randy” (about an old girlfriend).The band will initially cut the track with songwriter and producer Sandy Linzer (“A Lover’s Concerto”, “Native New Yorker”, “Fresh”), but will scrap the original version when they are unsatisfied with the results. Working with Bob Liftin and Mike Gershman, they will re-record the track which be the one that is released. When Epic Records releases the single it is as the as the B-side of the song “One By One”. Harv Moore at WPGC in Washington DC prefers “Brandy” instead and within three weeks, it will be the number one single on the station. Entering the Billboard Hot 100 at #68 on June 17, 1972, it will climb to the top of the Hot 100 ten weeks later, temporarily interrupting Gilbert O'Sullivan’s six week run at the top with “Alone Again (Naturally)”. “Brandy (You’re A Fine Girl)” is certified Gold in the US by the RIAA.

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Written by, edited by and starring Geoff Garlock
Directed and shot by David Bluvband
Sound and crew by David Sewell
Graphics by Ramsey Ess

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“Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl)” by Looking Glass

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.

There’s a girl in this harbor town,
And she works laying whiskey down.
They say, “Brandy, fetch another round.”
She serves them whiskey and wine.

The sailors say, “Brandy, you’re a fine girl.
What a good wife you would be.
Your eyes could steal the sailor from the sea." 

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 loved.

He came on a summer’s day,
Bringing 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.
What a good wife you would be.
But my life, my love, and my lady, is the sea." 

Brandy used to watch his eyes,
When he told his sailor’s stories.
She could feel the ocean fall and rise,
She saw its raging glory.

But he had always told the truth,
Lord, he was an honest man.
And Brandy does her best to understand. 

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.
What a good wife you would be.
But my life, my love, and my lady, is the sea." 

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“Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl)” by Looking Glass - PigPen Cover Series (by PigPenTheatreCo)

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