Who Sang Longer Boats? Cat Stevens

Cat Stevens Tea for the Tillerman cover art
publisher: ©EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Yusuf Islam
release date: 1970-11-23
genres: Pop Folk, World, & Country Stage & Screen
styles: Folk Rock/Acoustic/Pop Rock
length: 3:07
producer: Paul Samwell-Smith
vocal: Cat Stevens
guitar: Cat Stevens and Alun Davies
keyboard: Cat Stevens
strings arranger: Del Newman
drums (drum set): Harvey Burns
bass guitar: John Ryan
solo violin: John Rostein
Longer boats are coming to win us
They're coming to win us, they're coming to win us
Longer boats are coming to win us
Hold on to the shore, they'll be taking the key from the door.

I don't want no god on my lawn
Just a flower I can help along
'Cause the soul of no body knows
How a flower grows
Oh how a flower grows.


Mary dropped her pants by the sand
And let a parson come and take her hand
But the soul of no body knows
Where the parson goes, where does the parson go?


Addition verse performed in live version of this song.

Raise your mind up and look around
You can see them, yes they're looking down
From a lonely asteroid, in a vacant void.
Dyin', but not destroyed.

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Where Do the Children Play?
  • 2 Hard Headed Woman
  • 3 Wild World
  • 4 Sad Lisa
  • 5 Miles From Nowhere
  • 6 But I Might Die Tonight
  • 7 Longer Boats
  • 8 Into White
  • 9 On the Road to Find Out
  • 10 Father and Son
  • 11 Tea for the Tillerman

  • Album Information
    label: Island
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin