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Re: Sailing specific songs

Originally Posted by Minnewaska View Post
That's a loooooong stretch. Songs about booze and money would count too. But they don't.....
Ok, Sirens will be out but it is not a fair comparison with boose or money. Sirens are sea creatures that lived only in the imagination of old sailors. Boose or money are real and not specific to sailor's imagination.

"Song to the Siren"

On the floating, shapeless oceans
I did all my best to smile
til your singing eyes and fingers
drew me loving into your eyes.

And you sang "Sail to me, sail to me;
Let me enfold you."

Here I am, here I am waiting to hold you.
Did I dream you dreamed about me?
Were you here when I was full sail?

Now my foolish boat is leaning, broken love lost on your rocks.
For you sang, "Touch me not, touch me not, come back tomorrow."
Oh my heart, oh my heart shies from the sorrow.
I'm as puzzled as a newborn child.
I'm as riddled as the tide.
Should I stand amid the breakers?
Or shall I lie with death my bride?

Hear me sing: "Swim to me, swim to me, let me enfold you."
"Here I am. Here I am, waiting to hold you."


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