Sailor Lyrics


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Ronald David Wood, Roderick David Stewart
album: Track 11 in album Rabbit Songs
release date: 2000
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length: 3:01
arranger: Greg Pliska
French horn: Tim McCarthy
additional instrument: Matthew Minucci, Jim Lake, Greg Pliska, Heather Zimmerman, Peter Bucknell, Hannah Emlen, Fred Carl, Tim McCarthy
trombone: Matthew Minucci
trumpet: Jim Lake
glockenspiel: Greg Pliska
violin: Heather Zimmerman
viola: Peter Bucknell
cello: Hannah Emlen
alto flute: Fred Carl
assistant mix: Geoff Sanoff, Dave Fisher
mix: Gary Maurer
producer: Daniel Messé, Gary Maurer
recording: Geoff Sanoff, Gary Maurer

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You ain't gonna get me honey no way
Tearing down the highway in the pouring rain
Escaping from my wedding day
I heard the bells ringing in the local church
The ceremony's nearly under way
Telegrams came and the cheap champagne
Was driving everybody out of their brains
But I convinced my best friends I lost my nerve
And I pleaded I was being framed

"Sailor show me which way to go"
I screamed out loud
"Sailor show me which way to go"

Such a deadly silence
Due to my defiance
The wedding ground to a halt
Said I changed my mind
Ain't no use in your trying
So her brother punched me in the throat
Her mother got hysterical
The ***** was cynical
Father's in the corner drunk
Picking myself off the floor
I ran to the door
Damned if I was skippin' on my way

"Sailor show me which way to go"
You should have heard the noise
Said "Sailor show me which way to go"

So keep clean girlie
Find a man that's truly
Gonna love you from dusk till dawn
Keep your front door key
Don't give him up for me
'Cause tomorrow I may be gone
You see, your wouldbe keepers
All night creepin'
Nobody gonna change in there
Who thinks a marriage life should be like a dog's life
So let's renew it when the year runs out

Sailor show me which way to go
Sailor show me which way to go

She had a belly full of lust but she had no bust

Track Listing

  • 1 Lord, Blow the Moon Out Please
  • 2 When I Was Drinking
  • 3 Half Acre
  • 4 Burying Song
  • 5 Betting on Trains
  • 6 Leave Me Here
  • 7 All That I'm Good For
  • 8 Idle (The Rabbit Song)
  • 9 Stupid Mouth Shut
  • 10 Lazy Eye
  • 11 Sailor
  • 12 Polly's Dress
  • 13 Night Like a River
  • 14 The Cuckoo
  • 15 Waltz
  • 16 Horsey