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4 Weeks Ago 07:55 PM
Re: Sailing specific songs

Kaptein - Kurt Darren - if for no other reason than a good laugh
06-10-2015 11:43 PM
Re: Sailing specific songs

Maybe I missed it, but this classic from a former member of the Midland Bay Sailing Club certainly qualifies.

Christian Island (Georgian Bay), ©1972 by Gordon Lightfoot

I'm sailing down the summer wind
I got whiskers on my chin
And I like the mood I'm in
As I while away the time of day
In the lee of Christian Island

Tall and strong she dips and reels
I call her Silver Heels
And she tells me how she feels
She's a good old boat and she'll stay afloat
Through the toughest gales and keep smiling
But for one more day she would like to stay
In the lee of Christian Island

I'm sailing down the summer day
Where fish and seagulls play
I put my troubles all away
And when the gale comes up I'll fill my cup
With the whiskey of the highlands
She's a good old ship and she'll make the trip
From the lee of Christian Island

Tall and strong she slips along
I sing for her a song
And she leans into the wind
She's a good old boat and she'll stay afloat
Through the toughest gales and keep smilin'
When the summer ends we will rest again
In the lee of Christian Island

When the summer ends we will rest again
In the lee of Christian Island
06-09-2015 02:53 PM
Re: Sailing specific songs

Couldn't list all the sea shanties and whaling songs I just saw on youtube, but this one surprised me. Didn't see it mentioned previously and it's not a cover

Sailing- Rod Stewart

06-09-2015 11:56 AM
Re: Sailing specific songs

Did you know that Pete Townshend is a sailor?

"A Little Is Enough" is not a song about sailing, but in one of the verses, sailing is used as a metaphor:

"Just like a sailor heading into the seas,
There's a gale blowing in my face.
High winds scare me but I need the breeze,
And I can't head for any other place.

"Life would seem so easy on the other tack,
But even a hurricane won't turn me back.
You might be an island on the distant horizon,
But the little I see, looks like heaven to me,

"And I don't care if the ocean gets rough.
Just a little is enough."
06-09-2015 09:39 AM
Re: Sailing specific songs

Highwayman by Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson and Waylon Jennings

I was a sailor. I was born upon the tide
And with the sea I did abide.
I sailed a schooner round the Horn to Mexico
I went aloft and furled the mainsail in a blow
And when the yards broke off they said that I got killed
But I am living still.
06-09-2015 05:18 AM
Re: Sailing specific songs

I just added a new one myself! Harry Belefonte, Kingston Town.

Remember, the rules require that it reference sailing or sailors, not just boats, water, etc.
06-09-2015 02:20 AM
Re: Sailing specific songs

Heh, Funny how sometimes you don't really see the previous post...

The White Ship- H.P. Lovecraft
Sail On, Sailor- Beach Boys, Youtube has a great version with Beach Boys and Ray Charles
Land Ho- The Doors
Save The Whales- Country Joe McDonald

and interestingly, I saw a bunch of versions of Skye Boat Song, but didn't see Johnny Mathis' version, which was the first one I heard (back in 1970?)
06-08-2015 11:18 PM
Re: Sailing specific songs

Well, after 22 pages I didn't see these

and a couple about grandpas who were sailors

08-09-2014 12:51 PM
Re: Sailing specific songs

Fisherman's Blues , Water Boys. Sorry I now see this one has been nominated , so I second it .
08-09-2014 06:26 AM
Re: Sailing specific songs

I appreciate the effort, but the thread is to find songs about sailing or sailors. Good for under sail and classical music sound a bit suspicious. Can't open the youtube links at anchor. If you think they qualify, could you post their titles.
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