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Old April 21st, 2003, 08:55 PM
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Default Favourite Song about Cruising?

In my continued quest for just the right quote or line to paint on my cruise room wall, I wondered if anyone knew of any songs about cruising, sailing, or at least mention something of the sort?

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Old April 21st, 2003, 10:15 PM
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Donna this was the first thing that came to my mind !



Tug Boat

Lift the gates up,

Keep them high!

Here comes the tug boat

Passing by.

Chug, chug, chug,

It goes along.

Chug, chug-a-toot-toot,

Is his song.

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Old April 21st, 2003, 10:26 PM
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Southern Cross....by Jimmy Buffett!!
Sailing....by Christopher Cross
One Particular Harbor.....by Jimmy Buffett
I'm Sailing Away...by Styx

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Come Sail Away .. By Styx
Sailing ... By Christopher Cross
Sea Cruise.. By Frankie Ford

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Old April 21st, 2003, 10:54 PM
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Ah yes, Styx, I remember that one...and I guess I gotta go out and buy some Jimmy Buffet... Great suggestions so far, keep 'em coming! By the way Ronda, I know the tug boat song - I work with little kids! Thanks !

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Old April 22nd, 2003, 12:13 AM
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"Come Away With Me" by Norah Jones
"She Must be Beautiful"by Janis Ian

not to mention:

Row, Row, Row, Your Boat!
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Old April 22nd, 2003, 03:09 AM
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Red Sails in the Sunset
Harbor Lights
Beyond the Sea(Bobby Darrin)
Lovely Cruise(Jimmy Buffet)


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Old April 22nd, 2003, 05:41 AM
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This song isn't about cruising...but it sure makes me think of cruising:
HOT, HOT, HOT! It probably isn't even the name of it...but I think you all know what song I mean.

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SEA CRUISE...by Frankie Ford, later covered by Herman's Hermits

Old man rhythm is in my shoes
No use t'sittin' and a'singin' the blues
So be my guest, you got nothin' to lose
Won't ya let me take you on a sea cruise
Oo-ee, oo-ee baby
Oo-ee, oo-ee baby
Oo-ee, oo-ee baby
Won't ya let me take you on a sea cruise

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Most Jimmy Buffett is good for cruising - try "Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes."

Like ML's suggestion, this one has nothing to do with cruising, but it sounds so Caribbean to me it always reminds me of being on a ship - "Red Red Wine" by UB40.

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So, so many! The first couple of times I drove to Florida, rather than fly, Chris and I would hear CSNY's "Southern Cross" before we got out of range of our local radio station. So I have a particular fondness for that one.

But I think an even better one for cruising, with a line that sums up CM, is "Cool Change"
by the Little River Band:

If there's one thing in my life that's missing
It's the time that I spend alone
Sailing on the cool and bright clear water
Lots of those friendly people
And they're showing me ways to go
And I never want to lose their inspiration
Time for a cool change...

And, of course, I like anything and everything by Jimmy Buffet.

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I have two old favorite songs that mention sailing though I don't know that they really refer to cruising.

Enya's Orinoco Flow (Sail Away)

Oak Ridge Boys' Sail Away. It has a great chorus:

"And we will sail away on the wings of love into the night,
Cast out our fortunes on the sea.
Then we will go to sleep together with the rocking of the water,
And dream of how our life will someday be,
When she sails away with me".

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Have had a Mark Train quote on my fridge for 25 years - might work on your wall...

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did.

So throw off the bowlines,
Sail away from the safe harbor,
Catch the tradewinds in your sails".

There's also a Samuel Johnson quote that says:
"When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life"....you could change that one word to "cruising"....true for me!
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"Boots of Spanish Leather" currently by Nanci Griffith from her "Winter Marquee C.D., Written by Bob Dylan

"Takin' it Easy" by Lacy J. Dalton

Both of these are GREAT songs. Give them a listen, if you can.
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The number one cruising song...Smokey Robinson's "Cruisin'". Yeah I know it ain't about our kind of cruising but it could be! Also, how about "Sloop John B"?

And the Brothers Cazimero have some great Hawaiian songs about islands and the tropics.
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Geez guys, I didn't realize there were so many cruise songs out there! You've made my selection very difficult! I think I will go out and try to find some Jimmy Buffet, I know who he is, but am not too familiar with anything other than Margaritaville! Thanks to all!

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Buffet's "Mother, Mother Ocean."
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Donna here's another one my husband brought to my attention .
Kokomo .. By The Beach Boys

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Ronda: OOOH YES! I LOVE that one, thanks!

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How about Rod Stewart and "I am Sailing" and a real tearjerker I believe it is a Maori farewell song "Now is the hour" .....must go get some tissues!.
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OMG! I remember that song now, it was a favourite of mine and my best friend's many years ago when she brought it back from a trip to Scotland (it was released there before here). Will have to dig up that album......thanks zeena!

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There's always the old "Slow Boat to China"! (Wait til SARS is gone, tho!)
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There's always the old "Slow Boat to China"! (Wait til SARS is gone, tho!)
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