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Thread #57244   Message #1457110
Posted By: Charley Noble
10-Apr-05 - 10:57 AM
Thread Name: songs about disabilities
Subject: Lyr Add: SEAWHEELS (Ken Stevens)
Here's a relevant song (1984) by nautical singer-songwriter Ken Stevens of Southhampton called "Seawheels" which is dedicated to the tall-ship "Lord Nelson" of the Jubilee Trust which is designed to be sailed by the disabled, including those on wheelchairs. Here are the lyrics that I got from Ken when he paid a visit to Maine back in 1991:

SEAWHEELS
(Words and music by Ken Stevens © 1984)

I've got my seawheels under me and I'm rolling –
I'm rolling on an ocean so blue,
I've got my seawheels under me and I'm rolling –
And I hope that some day that you'll be lucky too.

For many years I've had pain and I've had suffering –
At times I've doubted all that I could do;
But with my seawheels under me I'm rolling –
And I hope some day that you'll be lucky too.

A man with legs cannot walk upon the ocean,
Or fly like a bird in the sky,
But with my seawheels under me and a tall ship
I know it's the next best thing to try.

I'm outward bound and I'll wake up in the morning
To the sound of the sea and seabird's call;
There's a surprise in every sunrise upon the ocean,
So I'll waste no more time staring at the wall.

I've got my seawheels under me and I'm rolling –
I'm rolling on an ocean so blue;
I've got my seawheels under me and I'm rolling –
And I hope someday that you'll be lucky too.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble