Who Sang I Could Have Been a Sailor? Maureen McGovern

Maureen McGovern Another Woman in Love cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1987
Genre: Pop Stage & Screen
Style: Vocal/Theme
length: 3:08
I'm a happy woman
I made my choice in life
I chose to settle down
I chose to be a wife
And I take pleasure in my quiet hearth
And happy home
I never gave my heart
Its chance to roam

I could have been a sailor
And sailed the seven seas
The wind in my face all day
Can you taste the salty breeze?
I could have been a lover
Watchin' waves before me part
But I settled for safer harbors
Of my heart

I'm a lucky woman
I'm the envy of my peers
Never ask for favors
And I never show my fears
Surrounded by too many friends
I am a one-man band
With all the trappings of
A life lived second-hand

I could have been a sailor
Rollin' through the night
My sails before the wind
And the stars my only light
I could have been a dreamer
But dreams just fall apart
So, I settled for safer harbors
Of my heart

And I take pleasure in my quiet hearth
And happy home
I never gave my heart
A chance to roam

I could have been a sailor
And sailed the seven seas
The wind in my face all day
Can you taste the salty breeze?
I could have been a dreamer
But dreams just fall apart
So, I settled for safer harbors
Of my heart

I settled for safer harbors
Of my heart

Tracklist
  • 1 I Like You, You're Nice
  • 2 Long Ago (and Far Away)/All the Things You Are
  • 3 I Could Have Been a Sailor
  • 4 I Remember
  • 5 Rainy Days
  • 6 Make the Man Love Me
  • 7 Why Can't I?
  • 8 Another Woman in Love
  • 9 Something I Thought I'd Never Do
  • 10 You're Getting to Be a Habit With Me
  • 11 Confession
  • 12 Right as the Rain
  • 13 Some Other Time