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Old 03-03-2010, 12:20   #1
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Best Sailing Songs . . .

I have a startling confession that might find me at the pointy end of some Parrothead's boarding pike, but ...

I really HATE Jimmy Buffett's music ...

and I find that Christopher Cross song a little on the melodramatic side.

any other suggestions - songs about sailing? I have plenty I listen to that have nothing to do with sailing.
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Didn't we do something like this already?

Songs To Sail By

Buffett's music is what it is. I like it generally but I think cruisers get to hear every one else's one week dose of it 52 times a year.

As for songs about sailing, just a few of my favourites:
Gordon Lightfoot

Ballad of the Yarmouth Castle
Christian Island (Georgian Bay)
Ghosts of Cape Horn
High and Dry
Marie Christine
A Passing Ship
Sea of Tranquility
Seven Islands Suite
Triangle
The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald

Stan Rogers

Bluenose
Make and Break Harbour
The Lockkeeper
The Mary Ellen Carter
The Nancy
The Wreck of the Athens Queen
White Squall
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ah, sorry. I didn't see the other thread.
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Eileen Quinn - Lots of humerous sailing/cruising songs.

Check out her website: www.eileenquinn.com/

For Island Music - Try Barefoot Man - Very humerous and VERY popular in the Abacos.

Check out his website: barefootman.com/

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for the most part, Buffet has some ok songs but "A Pirate Looks At Forty" is about the only one I'd pay to listen to of his. That M'ville tune is just about worn out.

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Our most favorite would be Charles Aznavour: Take me along or the french original Enemmez moi

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This one is good for chasing away guests and clearing out an anchorage






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This one is good for chasing away guests and clearing out an anchorage
Good God! My ears are bleeding! Isnt that the same guy who brought us "Thunder Island"?
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Good God! My ears are bleeding! Isnt that the same guy who brought us "Thunder Island"?
Good call!!!

I didn't realize he had more than one schlocky late '70's sailing song.

I remember wondering where Thunder Island was.

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Chesapeake Bay schlock

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This one is good for chasing away guests and clearing out an anchorage






the first singer on the video bears a striking resemblance to Nigel Tufnel (actor Christopher Guest) from Spinal Tap!
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the first singer on the video bears a striking resemblance to Nigel Tufnel (actor Christopher Guest) from Spinal Tap!
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That one by Roger Whittaker:

There's a ship, lies rigged and ready in the harbour,
Tomorrow for olde England we sail,
Far away from your land of endless sunshine,
to my land full of rainy skies and gales.....

River Lady is another good one, I choke up when I hear it. He gets it that ships have souls.


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