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Can't do it on a ship right now, so let's try it here. Think of a song with sailing / cruising-related lyrics and post them. Then we guess the title. Googling=cheating!!

 

I came across this (GREAT) song last night and it thoroughly took me away to a different place. Partial lyrics (can't list them all since it would quickly reveal the title):

 

Got out of town on a boat for the Southern Islands
Sailing to reach before a following sea
She was makin' for the Trades on the outside
And the downhill run to Papeete
Off the wind on this heading lie the Marquesas
We got eighty feet of waterline, nicely making way
In a noisy bar in Avalon I tried to call you
But on a midnight watch I realized why twice you ran away...... 🤔

 

 

First person to identify the title gets to explain what all the nautical stuff refers to....lol

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Haha, no nautical school here, but I think of that song every time I see the Southern Cross.🍸

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And they have musical trivia in Explorers Lounge, real or the virtual one.

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OK OTJ, one for you:

”This morning 

I just shot six holes in my freezer 

I think I got cabin fever 

somebody  sound the alarm “

Edited by Jim Avery

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14 minutes ago, Jim Avery said:

OK OTJ, one for you:

”This morning 

I just shot six holes in my freezer 

I think I got cabin fever 

somebody  sound the alarm “

Gotta love those Boat Drinks!

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1 hour ago, Jim Avery said:

 every time I see the Southern Cross.🍸

 

Lucky you...I've never seen it.  Was hoping to when we were down in Antarctica and South America. Probably didn't look at the right time. 

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53 minutes ago, Jim Avery said:

This morning 

I just shot six holes in my freezer 

I think I got cabin fever 

somebody  sound the alarm “

So....Buffet, huh? Would not have known that one. 

 

Here's another:  
"The first mate he got drunk
And broke in the Cap'n's trunk
The constable had to come and take him away...."

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39 minutes ago, aungrl said:

Gotta love those Boat Drinks!

 

You win that round!  Now you get to explain what all the nautical references are in Southern Cross....lol

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7 minutes ago, OnTheJourney said:

 

Lucky you...I've never seen it.  Was hoping to when we were down in Antarctica and South America - but didn't see it. Probably didn't look at the right time. 

Haha, it has to be at night......  And in the right direction.🍸

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At night, huh?  Geez....here I was looking during lunch! Guess that Quilmes was a bit stronger than I expected. 🥃  😁  Gotta say, what really had me going was the opposite moon phase...🌓  🌗

 

Another one:

 

"I got to get to movin', baby I ain't lyin'
My heart is beatin' rhythm and it's right on time
So be my guest, you got nothin' to lose
Won't ya let me take you on a... ______   _______  (fill in the blanks)

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8 minutes ago, OnTheJourney said:

So....Buffet, huh? Would not have known that one. 

 

Here's another:  
"The first mate he got drunk
And broke in the Cap'n's trunk
The constable had to come and take him away...."

That's a Beach Boys...

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2 hours ago, OnTheJourney said:

Can't do it on a ship right now, so let's try it here. Think of a song with sailing / cruising-related lyrics and post them. Then we guess the title. Googling=cheating!!

 

I came across this (GREAT) song last night and it thoroughly took me away to a different place. Partial lyrics (can't list them all since it would quickly reveal the title):

 

Got out of town on a boat for the Southern Islands
Sailing to reach before a following sea
She was makin' for the Trades on the outside
And the downhill run to Papeete
Off the wind on this heading lie the Marquesas
We got eighty feet of waterline, nicely making way
In a noisy bar in Avalon I tried to call you
But on a midnight watch I realized why twice you ran away...... 🤔

 

 

First person to identify the title gets to explain what all the nautical stuff refers to....lol

I can't name the title but know all the nautical stuff.

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16 minutes ago, TayanaLorna said:

Sailing takes me away to where I always heard it could be.

 

By...?

Nope! Different song and artist... DING! Thanks for playing anyway... 😆 

Or were you posing a new question....if so...Christopher Cross is the answer

 

One more for tonight:

 

"I'm sailing away
Set an open course for the Virgin Sea
'Cause I've got to be free 
Free to face the life that's ahead of me
On board I'm the captain
So climb aboard
We'll search for tomorrow 
On every shore and I'll try
Oh Lord I'll try 
To carry on...."

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32 minutes ago, OnTheJourney said:

So....Buffet, huh? Would not have known that one. 

 

Here's another:  
"The first mate he got drunk
And broke in the Cap'n's trunk
The constable had to come and take him away...."

Sloop John B.

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22 minutes ago, OnTheJourney said:

Nope! Different song and artist... DING! Thanks for playing anyway... 😆 

Or were you posing a new question....if so...Christopher Cross is the answer

 

One more for tonight:

 

"I'm sailing away
Set an open course for the Virgin Sea
'Cause I've got to be free 
Free to face the life that's ahead of me
On board I'm the captain
So climb aboard
We'll search for tomorrow 
On every shore and I'll try
Oh Lord I'll try 
To carry on...."

Can't think of the title but it's Styx, right?

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21 minutes ago, OnTheJourney said:

 

lemme have it....

21 minutes ago, OnTheJourney said:

 

lemme have it....

A reach is a point of sail with the wind direction pretty much perpendicular to the boat.

 

Following sea is when the waves are hitting the stern or back of the boat.

 

Making for the trades is heading to an area of the ocean where the normal seasonal wind direction allows for easy sailing i.e. the wind is going in the direction in which you want to sail.

 

Downhill run is sailing with the wind on the stern of the boat.

 

Of the wind on this heading means if a helmsman steers the boat further away from the direction in which the wind is blowing, she will reach point to another destination i.e. the Marquesas.

 

Eighty feet of waterline refers to the length of the hull of the boat that sits in the water.

 

Nicely making way refers to a good sail.  The boat is speedily and efficiently progressing to intended destination.

 

Midnight watch is the darkest time of night and includes the midnight hour such as the 11 pm to 2 am watch.  Watch is when a specific crew member is responsible for the operation of the boat and maintenance of a specific course.

 

There you are...

 

 

 

 

 

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56 minutes ago, TayanaLorna said:

 

 

"Making for the trades....

 

 

What about the next part:   "......on the outside..."?  

 

Thanks for all that...very cool. Wish I had learned to sail. 

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1 hour ago, aungrl said:

Can't think of the title but it's Styx, right?

 

Yep..."Come sail away"....

 

OK..someone else's turn...c'mon Jim.....give us a tough one....

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“Oh, the time will come up
When the winds will stop
And the breeze will cease to be breathin'
Like the stillness in the wind
Before the hurricane begins
The hour that the ship comes in”
 
“And the seas will split
And the ship will hit
And the sands on the shoreline will be shaking
Then the tide will sound
And the wind will pound
And the morning will be breaking“
 
“Oh, the fishes will laugh
As they swim out of the path
And the seagulls they'll be smiling
And the rocks on the sand
Will proudly stand
The hour that the ship comes in“
 

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I have to think I heard that on an old Bob Dylan album...  Can't wait for Andy (Heidi13) to pop in with some obscure Scottish chantey that no one else has ever heard.  Fun thread On The Journey.

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“And if I
13 minutes ago, Jim Avery said:

I have to think I heard that on an old Bob Dylan album.. 

Dylan....of course. 
like a lot of us waiting for his ship to come in. 
 

This one gives me hope for the future ...........


And if I had a boat
I'd go out on the ocean
And if I had a pony
I'd ride him on my boat
And we could all together
Go out on the ocean
I said me upon my pony on my boat“

 

“Now if I were Roy Rogers
I'd sure enough be single
I couldn't bring myself to marrying old Dale
It'd just be me and Trigger
We'd go ridin' through them movies
And we'd buy a boat and on the sea we'd sail“
 
“And if I had a boat
I'd go out on the ocean
And if I had a pony
I'd ride him on my boat
And we could all together
Go out on the ocean
I said me upon my pony on my boat”
 
“And now the mystery masked man was smart
He got himself a Tonto
'Cause Tonto did the dirty work for free
But Tonto he was smarter
And one day said, "Kemo sabe
Kiss my a•• I bought a boat
I'm going out to sea”
 
“And if I had a boat
I'd go out on the ocean
And if I had a pony
I'd ride him on my boat
And we could all together
Go out on the ocean
Said me upon my pony on my boat”
 
“And if I were like lightning
I wouldn't need no sneakers
Well I'd come and go whenever I would please
And I'd scare 'em by the shade tree
And I'd scare 'em by the light pole
But I would not scare my pony 
On my boat out on the sea”
 
“And if I had a boat
I'd go out on the ocean
And if I had a pony
I'd ride him on my boat
And we could all together
Go out on the ocean
I said me upon my pony on my boat
I said me upon my pony on my boat“

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22 minutes ago, Jim Avery said:

Can't wait for Andy (Heidi13) to pop in with some obscure Scottish chantey that no one else has ever heard.

 

LOL....been waiting for Andy....drag 'em over here. 

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