Sailing Voyage Number 13

Well we really don’t know anyone like Madam Ruth,
And never liked tattoos or any golden tooth.
Well, we left our family home and were really really keen,
On starting the voyage with
voyage number thirteen.  

Gimme a ticket for an aeroplane,
Ain’t got time to take a fast train.
Our shore side days gone, we are a-goin’ home,
My sailboat, just launched in the water.

I don’t care how much money I gotta spend.
Got to get back to my baby again.
Our shore side days gone, we are a-goin’ home,
My sailboat just launched in the water.


In the Sea where Thor is King,
When cold meets warm, here is what we sing…

When the warm meets the cold,
Like a poke in the eye, that’s a squally.
When the sea seems to rise,
Like you had much too much rhum, that’s a squally.

Sails will slap, slappy, slappy slap,
And you will moan, Oy Maria
Things will crash, never will they last?,
Like a drunken sailor.

When the stars hide their eyes,
Just like the black bottom paint, that’s a squally.
When the rails are in the sea,
And the sea at your heels, that’s a squally.

When you sail in a dream,
But you know you’re not dreaming oh sailor.
Pardon me, but you see,
On the Sea, that’s a squally.
That’s a Squally!!!

Well, it’s not far up to paradise, at least it’s not for us.
And if the wind is light there is the engine to push us frequently.
Oh the boat does provide miracles when nothing really fails.
Believe me.

Well miracles never happen, no reason to pretend.
And repairs are just a way of life so just learn again.
That paradise is a state of mind, just wait and see.
Believe me.  

Wise men say
Sailing is a dream.
But I can’t help,
Sailing with my love of life.

Shall we go?
Would it be unwise?
If the weather really does not provide?

Like a river flows
Surely to the sea.
Darling we will go
Somethings are meant to be.

Take the helm
Pull the sheets up tight.
For I can’t help,
sailing with my love to night.

With thanks to Harry Warren, Jack Brooks, Wayne Carson Thompson, Si Siman Christopher Doheny, Hugo Paretti, Luigi Creatone, George David Weiss, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. It is people like them that give song to the heart, even if we adopt our own lyrics.

And if you can’t recall the singer, you can still recall the tune, Neil Diamond, Robbie Robertson

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