Words and Music ?Capt. Dave Kennedy
Dave was a phenomenon, a force of nature.?Having "come up through the hawsepipe" on a hundred ships, he had an unlimited license and world pilotage when I met him.?A great lover of many kinds of music, he used to write sentimental country songs.?This was straight out of his experience running a small, independent company of ship-pilots in New York Harbor.?I made a few ship-movements with him, both in Long Island Sound and the Port of St. Croix, and can attest that he was an astonishingly canny ship-handler ?though not immune to the odd mistake.?The "Sam" in this song was Sam Sorenson, one of his partners.?I will always thank Steve Sellors for keeping this song alive until we learned it.?
Gordon ?12 string-guitar
I've got a partner by the name of Sam
That squarehead pilot's quite a man
Here's what he says when he gets in a jam
"Do something even if it's wrong"
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The first thing Sam tries, it never work
The second thing only makes it worse
But the third, the fourth, the fifth, the sixth ?something works
Do something even if it's wrong
The next time that you're up a tree
You just don't know what your future might be
Take a tip from Same and me
And do something, even if it's wrong
Do Something is recorded on the album In Concert?