"Sealion" as written by Leslie Feist, Nina Simone and George Bass....
(Sealion, sealion)
(Sealion, sealion)
(Sealion, sealion)
(Sealion, sealion)
(Sealion)

Sealion woman (sealion)
She drinks coffee (sealion)
She drinks tea (sealion)
And a rooster crows (sealion)

Sealion woman (sealion)
She drinks coffee (sealion)
She drinks tea (sealion)
And a rooster crows (sealion)

Sealion woman (sealion)
Dressed in red (sealion)
Smile at the man (sealion)
When you wake up in his bed (sealion)

Sea lion woman (sealion)
Dressed in black (sealion)
Wink at the man (sealion)
Then stab him in his back (sealion)

(Sealion, sealion)
(Sealion, sealion)
(Sealion, sealion)
(Sealion, sealion)

Sealion woman (sealion)
She drinks coffee (sealion)
She drinks tea (sealion)
And a rooster crows (sealion)

Sealion woman (sealion)
Dressed in white (sealion)
Marry the man (sealion)
And you'll spend a long sweet life (sealion)

Sealion woman (sealion)
Dressed in green (sealion)
Silver lining (sealion)
And golden seams (sea lion)

Sealion woman (sealion)
Dressed in blue (sealion)
Call on the man (sealion)
And hope he knows what he can do (sealion)

Sealion woman (sealion)
She drinks coffee (sealion)
She drinks tea (sealion)
And a rooster crows (sealion)

Sealion woman (sealion)
She drinks coffee (sealion)
She drinks tea (sealion)
And a rooster crows (sealion)

Sealion woman (sealion)
Dressed in the blue (sealion)
Call on the man (sealion)
And hope he knows what he can do (sealion)

Sealion woman (sealion)
Dressed in red (sealion)
Smile at the man (sealion)
When you wake up in his bed (sealion)

Sealion woman (sealion)
Sealion woman (sealion)
Sealion woman (sealion)
Sealion woman (sealion)
Sealion woman (sealion)
Sealion woman (sealion)
Sealion woman (sealion)
Sealion, sealion, sealion woman


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"Sealion" as written by Nina Simone George Bass

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    General CommentI'm not sure this should be described as a cover of George Bass and Nina Simone. Feist's lyrics are more similar to the original folk versions.

    Notably absent from Simone's version is the bit about the rooster, which a thread at mudcat.org ( mudcat.org/… ) points out is a Biblical reference: Peter would deny Jesus 3 times before the rooster crows twice. And "sea lion" probably meant "she lyin".

    Similarly, it might not be a coincidence that the "sea lion woman" that starts each verse sounds a lot like "see that woman".
    flackyakon October 17, 2012   Link

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