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The Captain's Daughter

This song was created for Game of Bands round 129 : "Sea Shanties"

Lyrics:

The captain's in the locker for a debt he must pay
Oh Ay, sweet lah-di-lay
Now his daughters the compass that leads to the bay
Oh Ay, sweet lah-di-lay
Shore on our mind and the wind in our face
Waves turn to white as their breaking away
We'll pay tomorrow for the luck of today
Oh Ay, sweet lah-di-lay

This old barques got a new wind and it's headed to sea
Oh Ee, sweet lah-di-lee
Stretch your legs our old girl and we'll let out your sheets
Oh Ee, sweet lah-di-lee
No looking back cause there's nothing to see
Ropes hanging down dangling free from their cleat
Asking the sea gods for calm waters to meet
Oh Ee, sweet lah-di-lee

Let's go let's go til the wind is gone
And the water leaves the sea
We know we know all that's to be known
So we'll set these old sails free
Our captain's gone with Davy Jones
But his daughter holds the key
Now the stars are hers alone
Oh Ee, sweet lah-di-lee
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Our bullies do a battle with a storm in the night
Oh Ai, sweet lah-di-lai
With the sails deeply reefed and sheets pulled in tight
Oh Ai, sweet lah-di-lai
Heave to says I and we’ll just let it lie
Stay steady lads and the storm will roll by
We’ll be on our way in the blink of an eye
Oh Ai, sweet lah-di-lai

We're passing through the channel that leads to the bay
Oh Ay, sweet lah-di-lay
And the daughters the reason we made it today
Oh Ay, sweet lah-di-lay
Settled our dues and hell has been paid
Tell all the news our fine lads have been saved
Curse the pox that sent our Cap to the grave
Oh Ay, sweet lah-di-lay

Let's go let's go til the wind is gone
And the water leaves sea
We know we know all that's too be known
So we'll set these old sails free
Our captain's gone with Davy Jones
But his daughter holds the key
Now the stars are hers alone
Oh Ee, sweet lah-di-lee
[Exit]

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