Dear Old vessels

            © 1992 Gordon Bok


            This one's for the Schooner Stephen Taber, who's been a 'good luck boat' to many good and wily dreamers; she gave many their start in the trade, and they in turn have kept her going.  And to all the other show have built or kept the schooners, who know so well we're all out there together: here's to you.


            1  Here's to you all you dreamers, here's to you.

            2  Here's to you all you dreamers, here's to you.


            1, 2 May the wind come easy o'er your weather-rail


            1, 2 And the crazy dreams you build always prevail


            1, 2 May your friends be ever steady as the tide


            1, 2 And your eyes and your horizons ever wide

            2  May they never fail


            1, 2 And to all the dear old vessels, may they sail

            2  May they ever sail


            1,2  Long may they sail!


Note:  1 being the higher voices (either gender) and 2 being the lower voices (either gender)




Dear Old Vessels is recorded on Schooners and is also in the songbook One to Sing, One to Haul