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2 hours ago, Heidi13 said:

If truth be known, I usually can't hear the words.

 

Funny you mention this...being a musician, I key in on the music - particularly the melodic and harmonic sequences. If I could write music fast enough, like taking dictation in short hand, I could write out the song as it goes along. It's cool being able to do that, but can be a curse at times - like when my sight-singing professor during my undergrad days deliberately pitched an exercise for me to sing in class in a key other than it was written! NOT fair - cause I had to mentally transpose as I went. Rest of the class had no clue what was going on. So, I tend to often not even hear words either unless I deliberately focus in on them. 

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"I work the seaways, the gale-swept seaways
Past shipwrecked daughters of wicked waters
Uninspired, drenched and tired
Wail on, wail on, sailor
Always needing, even bleeding
Never feeding all my feelings
Damn the thunder, must I blunder
There's no wonder all I'm under
Stop the crying and the lying
And the sighing and my dying"

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4 hours ago, OnTheJourney said:

Down here all the fish is happy
As off through the waves they roll
The fish on the land ain't happy
They sad 'cause they in their bowl
But fish in the bowl is lucky
They in for a worser fate
One day when the boss get hungry
Guess who's gon' be on the plate?"

Disney - little mermaid.. under the sea!!

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Haha, Disney.  Well done.  Ok, let's see who lives on the Gulf Coast....

"Friday night at the stateline bar

Where the waterfront people dwell

Better watch my step, if the floor caves in

I'll go right straight to Hexx

there were pinball machines and Cajun Queens 

Men with knives and scars

Billy moved cross the floor through

the real hard core

And said here's where it really gets bizarre".  

Edited by Jim Avery

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An easy one... 

 

"Aruba, Jamaica, oh I want to take ya
Bermuda, Bahama, come on pretty mama
Key Largo, Montego, baby why don't we go, Jamaica....

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42 minutes ago, OnTheJourney said:

An easy one... 

 

"Aruba, Jamaica, oh I want to take ya
Bermuda, Bahama, come on pretty mama
Key Largo, Montego, baby why don't we go, Jamaica....

One of the very best 😎

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11 hours ago, Jim Avery said:

Haha, Disney.  Well done.  Ok, let's see who lives on the Gulf Coast....

"Friday night at the stateline bar

Where the waterfront people dwell

Better watch my step, if the floor caves in

I'll go right straight to Hexx

there were pinball machines and Cajun Queens 

Men with knives and scars

Billy moved cross the floor through

the real hard core

And said here's where it really gets bizarre".  

It's Buffet but I don't know the title or the album it's on.

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Buffett it is.  The song is Pascagoula Run, an early one.  Extra credit if you can pronounce Pascagoula correctly.  Triple credit if you have been there.......Btw, what's the prize??🍹

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5 hours ago, Jim Avery said:

Btw, what's the prize??

A free drink of your choice if we ever wind up on a Viking ship together. As to that pronunciation - lemme guess - emphasis on the 3rd syllable, right? Pas-(ka) GOU-la, yes? I want my extra credit....

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Lots of fun to think about these things and all the good places we have all been.  Someday we will travel again.  Until then, I have my music list.....🍸

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4 hours ago, Jim Avery said:

Until then, I have my music list.....🍸

AND all the lyrics memorized by now, right???  😳

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OK...let's try this one:  

 

Who did it...

 

There is a ship and she sails the sea
She's loaded deep, as deep can be
But not as deep as the love I'm in
I know not if I sink or swim
I leaned my back against an oak
Thinking it was a trusty tree
But first it bent and then it broke
Just as my love proved false to me

 

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On 9/13/2020 at 11:02 AM, Jim Avery said:

Buffett it is.  The song is Pascagoula Run, an early one.  Extra credit if you can pronounce Pascagoula correctly.  Triple credit if you have been there.......Btw, what's the prize??🍹

LOL - I can pronounce it and have been there.

 

Pascagoula is easy when one grows up in a town named Patchogue (next town over was Hauppauge) and currently living in Homosassa surrounded by the Chassahowitzka and Withacoochee Forests.

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"A cold and friendless tide has found you

Don't let the stormy darkness pull you down"

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18 hours ago, OnTheJourney said:

OK...let's try this one:  

 

Who did it...

 

There is a ship and she sails the sea
She's loaded deep, as deep can be
But not as deep as the love I'm in
I know not if I sink or swim
I leaned my back against an oak
Thinking it was a trusty tree
But first it bent and then it broke
Just as my love proved false to me

 

Originally Peter, Paul and Mary. However, James Taylor did a version later with slightly different lyrics. 

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Bruce...I'm impressed!!!  

10 hours ago, Homosassa said:

"A cold and friendless tide has found you

Don't let the stormy darkness pull you down"

 

NO idea on that one...

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On 9/14/2020 at 11:48 AM, Homosassa said:

"A cold and friendless tide has found you

Don't let the stormy darkness pull you down"

Candle on the Water (Academy award for Best Music , 1977)

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Helen Reddy. Good one!  

 

Who did this?  

 

I am sailing
I am sailing
Home again
'Cross the sea
I am sailing
Stormy waters
To be near you
To be free

 

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Thank you.  I always had it, but very few people recognized it.

Points to be awarded are doubled.

So, it's my turn...

 

A storm like this

Can break a man like this

And when it all calms down

We're still safe and sound

A storm like this

Can break a man like this

And when it all calms down

We'll be safe and sound

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13 hours ago, MikeyB said:

Rod (the Mod) Stewart of course.

One of the best.   And Rod liked (likes) sea travel.  In the late '70s on a transatlantic on QE2 I met Rod.  In the gym on QE2 of all places.  He was there with two bodyguards (today they would be called personal assistants).  Rod chatted with all us passengers while his bodyguards worked out.  Very friendly and approachable unlike current celebs.  

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OTJ, this has been a fun way to hang out on CC and not dwell on the crazy stuff in the world.  We can at least listen to our favorite "sea songs".  If we were to use song titles to describe the state of cruising I think I would start with:

"I can't get no (Satisfaction)". 😱🍸

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