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Lyr Req: Ships in Full Sail (Spirit of the West)

GUEST,DaveT 21 Mar 07 - 03:02 PM
Geoff the Duck 21 Mar 07 - 04:01 PM
Peace 21 Mar 07 - 04:59 PM
Peace 21 Mar 07 - 05:02 PM
Peace 21 Mar 07 - 05:03 PM
GUEST,DaveT 21 Mar 07 - 05:47 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 21 Mar 07 - 06:02 PM
GUEST,Nick 21 Mar 07 - 06:09 PM
GUEST 21 Mar 07 - 07:11 PM
stallion 22 Mar 07 - 12:48 PM
GUEST,Mich 20 Apr 07 - 12:50 AM
GUEST,999 16 Sep 12 - 11:21 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Spirit of the West
From: GUEST,DaveT
Date: 21 Mar 07 - 03:02 PM

A friend of mine is looking for the Lyrics to Ships in Full Sail, a track on their 'Old Material 84-86' album.
The lyrics are from a poem from John Mann's father set to the jig 'Ships in Full Sail'. So not the actual, traditional lyrics to the Ships in Full Sail Jig itself.
Thank You :0


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Spirit of the West
From: Geoff the Duck
Date: 21 Mar 07 - 04:01 PM

Have you tried the direct approach via the Spirit of the West website, or John Mann's own site?
Lyrics are not on the site, but you could ask nicely.

http://www.mistermann.ca/music.html

http://www.sotw.ca/

Quack!
GtD.


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Subject: Lyr Add: SHIPS IN FULL SAIL
From: Peace
Date: 21 Mar 07 - 04:59 PM

Subject: ADD: Ships In Full Sail
From: GEST
Date: 24 Mar 05 - 10:44 AM

Ships In Full Sail

The bright sun a-shining and blue skies a-pining
For the want of some clouds or some ornamentation;
The heathers a-blazing and cows are a-grazing
As I sit on the hill overlooking the bay.

There out on the ocean the ships are in motion
From Killybegs Harbour right down to Kinsale;
Down in the harbour the crowds they have gathered
To watch the winds blowing the ships in full sail.

Some then sail for pleasure and others for treasure
And some do the wishin' and some are for fishin';
But what e'er you're making you'll need no awaking
To the dangers involved for the ships on the sea.

There out on the ocean the ships are in motion
From Killybegs Harbour right down to Kinsale;
Down in the harbour the crowds they have gathered
To watch the winds blowing the ships in full sail.

The seagulls are squawking they seem to be talking
Of this grandorous sight which seems oh so leisurely;
In summer it's pleasing but in winter it's teasing
And storms will be blowing the ships in the sea.

There out on the ocean the ships are in motion
From Killybegs Harbour right down to Kinsale;
Down in the harbour the crowds they have gathered
To watch the winds blowing the ships in full sail.

There out on the ocean the ships are in motion
From Killybegs Harbour right down to Kinsale;
Down in the harbour the crowds they have gathered
To watch the winds blowing the ships in full sail.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Spirit of the West
From: Peace
Date: 21 Mar 07 - 05:02 PM

Neat song, but not the one. Sorry. DANG!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Spirit of the West
From: Peace
Date: 21 Mar 07 - 05:03 PM

Or is it? Note, it was posted by GEST, but I couldn't find it in the DT.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Spirit of the West
From: GUEST,DaveT
Date: 21 Mar 07 - 05:47 PM

Thanks Peace but I think they are the traditional lyrics to the jig 'Ships in Full Sail' rather than the poem. Good try though :)
Geoff: that sounds like the best idea. I'll pass the details to John Mann's site on.
Thanks for the quick response guys. Great site this!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Spirit of the West
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 21 Mar 07 - 06:02 PM

Thread 79574: Ships in Full Sail


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Spirit of the West
From: GUEST,Nick
Date: 21 Mar 07 - 06:09 PM

I have never heard Spirit of the west, but I have heard of them. Back in the NAPSTER days someone mislabled one of their songs "Home for a Rest" as being recorded by Great Big Sea. Sure enough five times a year or so, people go to the GREAT BIG SEA web site asking where they can get the song and what album it is from.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Spirit of the West
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Mar 07 - 07:11 PM

Thanks Q but those aren't the lyrics to the SOTW version unfortunately.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Spirit of the West
From: stallion
Date: 22 Mar 07 - 12:48 PM

Nick, the song "The Crawl" which we do was "hoisted" from a a SOTW album I think they should be more well known than they are, Steve T. has toured with them and says they are a really great bunch. ohhh a bit of thread but what the hell!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ships in Full Sail (Spirit of the Wes
From: GUEST,Mich
Date: 20 Apr 07 - 12:50 AM

Well I was sitting by the shore
watching merchant seamen leave the safety of the harbor
for the open ???(reaches?) sea
and I reckoned that their life
was a ruthless one and lonely
and I contemplated only it was here I'd rather be
so I rose and turned my back upon the sea

and then the metaphor took shape
in my mind a few days later
that the harbor was my history
and the sea a chance to change
the horizon beckoned me
so I ??? in that direction
I began to realize it might be within my range
now I'm out here swimmin' in the waves of change

now that horizon didn't seem
to be gettin' any closer
and it made me start to wonder
if it all might be in vain
then I began to understand
horizons don't get closer
only you extend them further every time you make some gains
so I'll keep on swimmin' in the waves of change, etc


- or something like that. I haven't been able to find anything either.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ships in Full Sail (Spirit of the West)
From: GUEST,999
Date: 16 Sep 12 - 11:21 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hrevssBaJU

Spirit of the West doing the song on YouTube. The ten seconds I listened to sounded like those posted by Mich, 20 Apr 07 - 12:50 AM


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