Det var en lang vinter men til slutt blei det vår
og alle mennene på skutå hadde fest
Det var tungrodde netter og en masse blod og svette
Styrmannen jobbde som en hest
Han var en mager liten raring som var svolten på erfaring
men rasjonane var stort sett vann og korn
Han stod ved roret heile dagen, hadde veddemål med Skagen
om raskaste veien til Capp Horn
Dekk Bord.

Når det var rolig på havet, me sko ha fri i frå kavet
satte alle seg ner og spelte kort
Styrmannen delte, resten av oss spelte
og pengane skifta eigar ganske fort
Carlos var fortvilte mens mange andre smilte
de sa; me loppe Carlos for alt han har
Og seinare når dommen falt hadde Carlos mista alt
Det var fordi han samla kun på spar

Ro ro heim til Transylvania
Gløm nå personalia og andre trivialia
Dekk bord, send et telegram til Victoria
for snart komme me fram

Et par mann hadde me mista. Carlos var den siste
Det skjedde når me låg til land i Marseilles
Han tapte en drikkekonkurranse mot Den Belgiske Sjimpansen
og nå seile han ikkje meir
I Hong Kong var det kaos, me gjekk på skjær utfor Laos
Me trudde aldri me kom levande derifrå
Så kom en innfødt stamme ut og trudde skipet vår var Gud
og slepte oss ut på åpent hav


Lyrics submitted by Moondragon

Dekk Bord song meanings
Add your thoughts

1 Comment

sort form View by:
  • 0
    General CommentIt was a long winter, but spring came in the end,
    and everyone on the boat had a party
    There were [overgrown] nets and a lot of blood and sweat.
    The Captain worked like a horse
    He was a skinny little weirdo with a hunger for experience
    but the rations were mostly water and seeds.
    He stood by the rudder the whole day, and had a bet with Skagen about which way was the quickest to Capp Horn.
    Lay the table.

    When the ocean was calm, we were to have a break from the craziness,
    Everyone sat down to play cards.
    The captain gave out the cards, and the rest of us played,
    and the money changed hands pretty quickly
    Carlos despaired while the others smiled,
    they said: we'll take everything Carlos has
    And later when the judgement was made, carlos had lost everything.
    It was because he only collected the spades.

    Row home to Transylvania
    Forget personalities and trivialities
    Lay the table, send a telegram to Victoria
    because we are almost there.
    Victoria, lay the table.

    De'd lost a couple of men; Carlos was the last
    It happened when we came to Marseilles
    He lost a drinking contest against The Belgian Chimpanzee,
    so now he isn't sailing any more.
    It was chaos in Hong Kong, we struck a rock by Laos.
    We thought we'd never get away from there,
    but then a native tribe came out and thought our ship was God
    and pushed us out on the open sea.



    This song is about some sailors traveling around the globe and some of their crazy mishaps. Most importantly its about going home.
    It's just a funny song. :)
    The Sentence Dekk Bord is rather difficult as it is from a story of a table that magically gets plates and food on it (if I remember it correctly...). The most direct way to translate would be "Fill Table!", but that doesn't make much sense.
    mikamaron January 27, 2008   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain