Best boating song.

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  1. icedout
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    What do u think the best song is for boating?
     
  2. robherc
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    A wassailing we will go?
    ...or does nobody else remember that one? ;)
     
  3. Guest62110524

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    the song matelots used when hauling the pick, Oh Sing me a song of the fish of the sea for we are bound for the Rio Grande
    Albatross from Fleetwood Mac is a good one to play when your surfin down waves
     
  4. robherc
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    Oops....I mis-typed, it's "Here We Come a Wassailing"
    ...but I may just be biased because it's a dern fine drink! ;) *burp*
     
  5. rasorinc
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    row, row, row your boat gently down the stream ----------------
     
  6. Knut Sand
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    Sloop John B (The beach boys)

    Shiver me timbers (Tom Waits)

    Cool Change (Little river band)

    A salty dog (Procol Harum)

    So, threads closed, list complete, sorry folks...:p
     
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  7. robherc
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    Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale;
    A tale of a fateful trip;
    That started from this tiny port, aboard this tiny ship.... :p
     
  8. KnottyBuoyz
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    Just a few from my Ipod collection that we listen to on the boat:

    Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding
    Carry on my Wayward Son - Kansas
    Smoke on the Water - Deep Purple
    Crew **** - Frank Zappa
    End of the World - Great Big Sea
    The Unforgiven III - Metallica (for max enjoyment play at full volume)
    Shanghai'd in Shanghai - Nazareth
    Take me to the Kaptain - Prism
    Force 10 - Rush
    Barratt's Privateers - Stan Rogers
    Northwest Passage - Stan Rogers
    Eye of the Hurricane - The Alarm

    There's a ton of others. Think last count was over 3000 tunes on the IjjitPod.
     
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  9. safewalrus
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    What ever suits your mood at the time!
     
  10. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    Enya, Orinoco flow
    "Sailing" - what is that gravelly voiced "stones era" pommy singer (Rod Stewart)
    and the "we won the America's cup" theme by - men at work - with, "I come from a land down under"

    was this for Manie? to help him find something? Crew **** - Frank Zappa
    I can think of a couple of crude ones :D:D:D:D NFP
     
  11. Fanie
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    Chasing Shadows... Deep Purple ?
     
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  13. Wynand N
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    "The Buccaneer" - sung by McCulley's Workshop :cool: **** Fanie, you should have known the song by this great SA band....

    And to refresh your memory Fanie, and Butch's and Manie's, here are the words:D

    16 men on a dead man's chest,
    will I see you tomorrow,
    16 men and I'll see the rest,
    I won't beg steal or borrow,
    I won't beg steal or borrow

    Well we sailed into the beach
    And we were just out of reach
    Of the forty-second squadron
    When I heard the captain screech

    Get down on the sand
    Don't you waste no time
    'Cause I gotta get that gold
    Inside for (something) tonight

    And the Buccaneer said I'll see you dead
    I'll see you swingin' from the yard arm
    The buccaneer sang in a nasal twang
    There's enough gold here to start on
    There's enough gold to get high on

    Now the captain he'd been told
    where they hid away the gold
    and he told us to go dig it up
    so he get could it sold
    But somebody had taken it
    Before his very eyes
    And he turned around and looked at me
    Much to my surprise

    And the Buccaneer said I'll see you dead
    I'll see you swingin' from the yard arm
    The buccaneer sang in a nasal twang
    There's enough gold here to start on
    There's enough gold to get high on

    save me, whoa oh oh, saaave me,
    save me from,
    the buccaneer

    save me, whoa oh oh, saaave me,
    save me from,
    the buccaneer

    well I had to get away
    so I slammed into the bay
    and I could hear him coming up
    and I could hear him say
    when I get hold of you,
    you won't even cry,
    cos I'll string you from the yardarm,
    and all you'll do is die

    well they got me on the deck,
    put the rope around my neck
    and I could feel the sweat break out
    and I could feel it stick
    but the royal navy frigate came
    and rescued me at last
    she put one across and bow,
    and fired one into the mast

    And the Buccaneer said I'll see you dead
    I'll see you swingin' from the yard arm
    The buccaneer sang in a nasal twang
    There's enough gold here to start on
    There's enough gold to get high on

    And the Buccaneer said I'll see you dead
    I'll see you swingin' from the yard arm
    The buccaneer sang in a nasal twang
    There's enough gold here to start on
    There's enough gold to get high on

    And the Buccaneer said I'll see you dead
    I'll see you swingin' from the yard arm
    The buccaneer sang in a nasal twang
    There's enough gold here to start on
    There's enough gold to get high on
     
  14. thudpucker
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    My Father was the keeper of the Eddystone light,
    e' married a Mermaid one fine night.

    I like the Brothers Four version of that but nearly every broken down singer has recorded it.

    Shangai'd by Burl Ives.
     

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    wet feet Senior Member

     
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