[thechat] Music to Boat To?

M Kelsey morgan at morgankelsey.com
Thu Aug 4 08:32:01 CDT 2005

RonL rollicked:

> I feel pretty confident 'El Parrothead' has a decent boat song
> docked somewhere.
Arrrr! I resemble that remark!

I also happen to own the largest collection of "Sea Chantey" records on the
East Coast. Yeah, so, it's probably the *only* collection, but hey -- I mean

Maybe I'll pull a needle out of my eye, fire up the old "Dual" and make ye
some tapes, ye scalliwag!

> I'm not sure the Skye Boat Song, Venetian Boat Song, Canadian
> Boat Song or even the Banana Boat Song quite qualify for what
> I'm going for here.
> Similarly, I'm not sure Olivia Newton John's "Boats Against the
> Current" is zactly what I'm after either.

What about "Island's in the Stream", by Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers?

And don't forget George Benson's "Breezin'".
In fact, I think the *only* place *anyone* should be allowed to play
Breezin' is out on a boat, far, far, away from the rest of humanity.

> But I'm certainly open to most suggestions!  What else needs
> to go on the disk?

"Under the Sea" from the Little Mermaid? Wait, maybe not...
"Songs of the Humpback Whale" (might be risky).

> (Although ... Thanks but No ... "Michael Row the Boat Ashore"
> is most definitely _not_ going to be a part of the disk!! Noooo!
> Not Gonna Happen!)

You forgot "Row, row, row your boat",
and "Blow the man Down".

I mean, Avast!

And don't forget, swabbie, September 19th is just around the corner.
/Me brushes away a tear from under me patch with a rusty hook.
Ah, to christen a vessel on International Talk Like a Pirate Day....
Shiver me timbers!


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