The First Sailor:
Back on dry land,
we've been sailing so long just to stand
without our legs buckling
is proving quite challenging.
Take my hand.
We sailed for the promise
of the greatest of riches in new lands,
but the first mate was a drunk
and the sextant cheap junk.
We lost the course we planned.
The Second Sailor:
And we've seen things that no others have seen,
but we dreamed while tossed in our bunks of the quay at Santander harbour,
where the great merchants' daughters we'd meet,
and dance until morning
then kiss as the dawn lights the East.
released October 13, 2012
m j law - accordion, banjo, percussion, resonator mandolin, The First Sailor, The Second Sailor
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