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05-04-2010 03:13 PM
ianjk First post on SailNet, have about a month until my buddy and I finish our little Ensenada, but think it will be:

Brave Captain - fIREHOSE

captain, there are doubts
regarding
your ability
to lead them
the men
lead them
there are doubts in your ability
there's too many blanks in your analogies
lieutenant there is talk
pertaining interpretations
the problems
describe them
problems
there are doubts in your ability
there's too many blanks in your analogies
the enemy turns captain
the captain turns civilian
the lieutenant becomes casualty
the lieutenant becomes casualty
the enemy turns captain
and the captain turns civilian
the lieutenant becomes casualty
the lieutenant becomes casualty
there are doubts in your ability
there's too many blanks in your analogies
there's too many doubts in your ability
there's too many blanks
in your analogies
04-29-2010 02:06 PM
bshipp Tanqueray Martini-O!

We set out from Stamford town
With a fleet of stinkpots all around
When from up aloft a cry came down:
"Tanqueray Martinis, Oh!"
It's good for captain and for crew
It's the only drink you can look right through,
And there's really nothing else will do ---
"Tanqueray Martinis, Oh!"

cho: So haul the sheets back with one hand,
Set your drink down, if you can
And never sail out of sight of land.
"Tanqueray Martinis, Oh!"

At Greenwich harbor we put in
For we were getting short of gin
To continue on would have been a sin
"Tanqueray Martinis, Oh!"
Our skipper's lying on the floor
He was selected to go for more
But he broke his leg tryin' to get on shore.
"Tanqueray Martinis, Oh!"

cho:

Nine parts of gin and one vermouth
It's the sailors friend, ain't that the truth
From Sheepshead Bay to the Bay of Booth
"Tanqueray Martinis, Oh!"
Southhampton girls have figures fine
Rigged loose in front and taut behind
With packing slips from Calvin Klein
"Tanqueray Martinis, Oh!"

cho:
04-18-2010 03:17 AM
dan2007 Entertaining replies - helps wait out the return of warmer weather - thanks.

- but Sting and Enya Yikes, what and where are you sailing - the Good Ship LolliPop on Peppermint Bay?

How about some real sailing music -

YouTube - Seoltóireacht Ghéar TG4
I know, not really a sing-along, but it stirs the sailing spirit

YouTube - Barrett's Privateers

YouTube - The Queen of the Grand Banks Schooners
04-15-2010 02:00 PM
nolatom This one:

Andy Herbick photography: VIDEO: J/22 Knockdown

;-)
04-15-2010 01:16 AM
Jay2 Whitesnake - Sailing Ships
YouTube - whitesnake - sailing ships
04-14-2010 05:40 PM
kumgang Lee Shore (David Crosby), Blue Bayou (they say it's by Roy Orbison), Mozambique (Bob Dylan), Jamaica Farewell (Harry Belafonte).
02-14-2010 04:50 PM
Cal28 One of my favorite albums ... something to listen to and let it touch your soul ...

I've owned countless vinyl LP's ... as well as several CD's ... and given many more as gifts over the last 40 years ...

"The Sea" ... Anita Kerr .. San Sebastion Strings .. words by Rod McKuen

samples here ...

Amazon.com: The Sea: San Sebastian Strings: Music
02-11-2010 11:45 PM
sailguy40 Just about anything from Enya would be perfect!
01-22-2010 04:21 PM
LandLocked66c I'll be playing:

John Butler Trio
Grateful Dead
Bob Marley
Jimmy Buffett
U2
Yes
Rush
Sound Garden
and many more....

With over 100 gigs of music i'll have no shortage to speak of...
01-22-2010 01:22 PM
bobmcgov If you like a Brazilian flair, try "O Barquinho" (My little boat), written by Roberto Menescal & Ronaldo BŰscoli. Lots of different versions to suit your mood, from languid Bossa Nova to ripping Tropicalia. My current favorite singer, Karrin Allyson, does a tasty bi-lingual cover -- just the right mix of relaxed and urgent -- like sailing.
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