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All My Sailors

牋牋牋牋牋?Words & Music ?1992 Gordon Bok, Timberhead Music


牋牋牋牋牋?Sailing an old boat back to Maine last year, I was reminded of the many people who have helped me over the years.?Not just the older friends who tried to give me their wisdom and the skills to stay alive, but all those others too, whose company makes it so worth living.


牋牋牋牋牋?The first boat I put out to sea

牋牋牋牋牋?I didn't know where that boat was going

牋牋牋牋牋?All I want was away from here and all I knew was keep on rowing

牋牋牋牋牋?The first boat I took out to sea

牋牋牋牋牋?I wouldn't have none to sail with me

牋牋牋牋牋?None to row and none to tow and none to stow my cargo down.


牋牋牋牋牋?But I come a rollin' through the calm

牋牋牋牋牋?And all my guiding stars were gone

牋牋牋牋牋?There was three old sailors by my helm, tell me I don't sail alone.

牋牋牋牋牋?One named Peter, one named Saul

牋牋牋牋牋?And one don't claim no name at all

牋牋牋牋牋?One to sing and one to haul and one to heave me when I fall.


牋牋牋牋牋?When I stumble on the reef

牋牋牋牋牋?I've got three good sailors take my grief

牋牋牋牋牋?One to sail and one to bail and one to hold me when I wail.


牋牋牋牋牋?So when the wind comes stavin' more

牋牋牋牋牋?I won't need to run for harbor

牋牋牋牋牋?I don't need to reed and tack 'cause I don't need to bring her back.

牋牋牋牋牋?And fog and foul or fair and free

牋牋牋牋牋?Its all the flamin' same to me

牋牋牋牋牋?Cause all the good hands ever sail are rollin' down my weather rail.


牋牋牋牋牋?And when I come for makin' land

牋牋牋牋牋?I've got three good sailors to my hand

牋牋牋牋牋?One to stay and one to pray and one to lay this anchor down.

牋牋牋牋牋?And if I hoist my sail again

牋牋牋牋牋?Come in sun or go in rain

牋牋牋牋牋?All the sailors in the sea come hand and haul and steer with me.

牋牋牋牋牋?One to row and one to tow and one to ease me when I go.

牋牋牋牋牋?One to row and one to tow and one to heave me when I go.



All My Sailors is recorded on Schooners and is also in the songbook One to Sing, One to Haul