Son of a Son of a Sailor Lyrics

Jimmy Buffett

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album: Track 1 in album Son of a Son of a Sailor
release date: 1978-3
popularity : 12 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Reggae Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country Rock/Soft Rock
length: 3:25
producer: Norbert Putnam

Album Information

label: ABC Records
country(area): United States
format: 12" Vinyl
script: Latin

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Jimmy Buffett Son of a Son of a Sailor cover art

Lyrics

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As the son of a son of a sailor
I went out on the sea for adventure
Expanding the view of the captain and crew
Like a man just released from indenture

As a dreamer of dreams and a travelin' man
I have chalked up many a mile
Read dozens of books about heroes and crooks
And I learned much from both of their styles

Chorus:
Son of a son, son of a son
Son of a son of a sailor
Son of a gun, load the last ton
One step ahead of the jailer

Now away in the near future
Southeast of disorder
You can shake the hand of the mango man
As he greats you at the border

And the lady she hails from Trinidad
Island of the spices
Salt for your meat, and cinnamon sweet
And the rum is for all your good vices

Haul the sheet in as we ride on the wind
That our forefathers harnessed before us
Hear the bells ring as the tight rigging sings
It's a son of a gun of a chorus

Where it all ends I can't fathom my friends
If I knew I might toss out my anchor
So I cruise along always searchin' for songs
Not a lawyer a thief or a banker

But a son of a son, son of a son
Son of a son of a sailor
Son of a gun, load the last ton
One step ahead of the jailer

I'm just a son of a son, son of a son
Son of a son of a sailor
The sea's in my veins, my tradition remains
I'm just glad I don't live in a trailer

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Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Son of a Son of a Sailor
  • 2 Fool Button
  • 3 The Last Line
  • 4 Livingston Saturday Night
  • 5 Cheeseburger in Paradise
  • 6 Coast of Marseilles
  • 7 Cowboy in the Jungle
  • 8 MaƱana
  • 9 African Friend