As the son of a son of a sailor,
I went out on the sea for adventure,
Expanding ther view of the captain and crew
Like a man just released from indenture.

As a dreamer of dreams and a travelin' man,
I have chalked up many a mile.
Read dozens of books about heroes and crooks,
And I've learned much from both of their styles.

Son of a son, son of a son, son of a son of a sailor.
Son of a gun; load the last ton
One step ahead of the jailer.

Now away in the near future, southeast of disorder,
You can shake the hand of the mango man
As he greets you at the border.

And the lady she hails from Trinidad,
Island of the spices.
Salt for your meat and cinnamon sweet,
And the rum is for all your good vices.

Haul the sheet in as we ride on the wind that our
Forefathers harnessed before us.
Hear the bells ring as the tide rigging sings.
It's a son of a gun of a chorus.

Where it all ends I can't fathom, my friends.
If I knew, I might toss out my anchor.
So I'll cruise along always searchin' for songs,
Not a lawyer, a thief or a banker.

But a son of a son, son of a son, son of a son of a sailor.
Son of a gun, load the last ton
One step ahead of the jailer
I'm just a son of a son, son of a son, son of a son of a sailor
The sea's in my veins, my tradition remains.
I'm just glad I don't live in a trailer.


Lyrics submitted by EnjOy IncUbus

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    General Commentthis song makes me think about the ocean. i lived my entire life a walk away from the ocean as a child, and goin away to school 2 hours from the water, it just makes me remember wat its like and makes me wanna be there
    abrokedownlaxmanon March 03, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song reminds me of being on the water as a kid, and my love for anything on the water. I go to a maritime school, and this song fits in perfectly.
    andy30mmaon April 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI like this song too, I've always been near the shore when I was a kid during summer vacations.
    And this song left me longing for those old good days.
    bear_hug20on November 13, 2008   Link
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    General CommentLove this song .. can't believe there aren't anymore comment.

    This song is for who loves sailing or the ocean in general.

    I hate listening to Buffett in the winter it'll make you depressed .. thinking of the beach
    nw275on January 27, 2010   Link

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