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Subject: Lyr Add: Siren's Call (Captain Kendall Morse)
From: maeve
Date: 21 Oct 10 - 09:09 PM

SIREN'S CALL
(Captain Kendall Morse)

Each day I hear the Siren's call
To go back out on the bay,
I "Swallowed the anchor" years ago
For a job with better pay.
Now, in the autumn of my life,
The lure of the sea is strong,
But, I'm stuck on shore with time passing by,
And I'm not where I belong.

    refrain:
    And I tell myself, "It's an old man's dream,
    Your youth is past and gone,
    And that ocean rolls as it always has
    She sings a Siren's song."

After years of struggle to take my pay
As I fought with the angry sea,
I went ashore and never looked back.
That bitch would never kill me.
Through fog and rain and pitch black nights
I answered the Siren's song,
But she stole my youth. Still, I face the truth:
I've stayed on the land too long.

refrain

Fighting the sea is a young man's game,
Too much for an old fool like me,
But by God, I'd rather die on my feet
Than to end my days on my knees.
It just didn't pay out there on the bay.
I couldn't save a dime.
So I tied up the boat, my back to the waves.
I was old before my time.

refrain

Driven by duty I left that life
For a better job on shore.                        
I raised the kids and left the wife
And walked right out the door.
My kids are grown and on their own.
My duty to them is met.
Now I stand on the shore and I gaze out to sea
And the night wind is cold, and wet.

refrain

Think of a Viking funeral,
With the dead in his own longship,
They'd set it afire, with his dog at his feet
As the boat sailed away from the slip.
That's how I'd go if I had my way;
I'd sail away from all creation!
Such a blazing funeral they'd never allow,
As a hazard to navigation.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Siren's Call by Captain Kendall Morse
From: SINSULL
Date: 21 Oct 10 - 09:11 PM

Well done, Captain. The tune?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Siren's Call by Captain Kendall Morse
From: maeve
Date: 21 Oct 10 - 09:15 PM

Well, I have a tune for it, but the illustrious author also said he is open to suggestions.

Maeve


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Siren's Call by Captain Kendall Morse
From: olddude
Date: 21 Oct 10 - 09:16 PM

Captain
incredible ... Holy Cow ... give me one to work some picking on a melody.
great job !!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Siren's Call by Captain Kendall Morse
From: kendall
Date: 21 Oct 10 - 09:31 PM

I wrote that some years ago when I was deep into depression.

Go for it folks. Have fun.

Thanks to Maeve it is a much better piece than it was.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Siren's Call by Captain Kendall Morse
From: maeve
Date: 21 Oct 10 - 09:33 PM

It sings real well to "The Sea Wife" tune, Kendall. If I have time tomorrow,I'll clean up my melody to send over.

Maeve


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Siren's Call by Captain Kendall Morse
From: Cap't Bob
Date: 21 Oct 10 - 09:43 PM

Mighty powerful song Kendall
       Thanks Cap't Bob


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Siren's Call by Captain Kendall Morse
From: Crowhugger
Date: 21 Oct 10 - 09:59 PM

Poignant, moving, powerful. Beautifully done Kendall; thank you maeve for putting it up.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Siren's Call by Captain Kendall Morse
From: kendall
Date: 21 Oct 10 - 10:05 PM

I've had this for many years but just recently felt confident enough to share it with so many people who know folk music.
I've never thought of myself as a singer or song writer, I'm a humorist/storyteller.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Siren's Call by Captain Kendall Morse
From: gnu
Date: 22 Oct 10 - 09:55 AM

Great stuff!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Siren's Call by Captain Kendall Morse
From: open mike
Date: 22 Oct 10 - 10:13 AM

well, perhaps you should change those thought, mr. songwriter, you.
It is great to see all these posts with your music...a flourish of song


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Siren's Call by Captain Kendall Morse
From: olddude
Date: 22 Oct 10 - 10:29 AM

Dear Kendall
I respectfully disagree with you. You are a great song writer and your lyrics prove it ... And they are as good or better than anything any of us can write ...

Keep at it .. it would be a great loss if you didn't . I would love to record some

Dan


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Siren's Call by Captain Kendall Morse
From: GUEST,kendall
Date: 22 Oct 10 - 10:42 AM

You are all too kind. It feels like navel gazing at times.

Anyway, Dan, be my guest; I'd be honored if you would record any of my stuff.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Siren's Call by Captain Kendall Morse
From: maeve
Date: 22 Oct 10 - 10:46 AM

Kendall- "It feels like navel gazing at times."

I reckon the cure for that is to stop gazing and start writing.

Maeve


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Siren's Call by Captain Kendall Morse
From: kendall
Date: 22 Oct 10 - 12:01 PM

I have more but I think I'll hold it for a while. Don't want to over do it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Siren's Call by Captain Kendall Morse
From: MMario
Date: 22 Oct 10 - 04:04 PM

I thought this was going to be about Jacqui....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Siren's Call by Captain Kendall Morse
From: olddude
Date: 22 Oct 10 - 04:21 PM

Just fire over some lyrics that you want me to try working with Captain
I would be honored


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Siren's Call by Captain Kendall Morse
From: kendall
Date: 22 Oct 10 - 04:33 PM

Dan, anything that has been posted is fair game.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Siren's Call by Captain Kendall Morse
From: olddude
Date: 22 Oct 10 - 04:35 PM

Ok Thank you my friend


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Siren's Call by Captain Kendall Morse
From: Amos
Date: 22 Oct 10 - 05:30 PM

I aim to try and put a tune to it, just to try out, with yer permission, Skipper.

A


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Siren's Call by Captain Kendall Morse
From: kendall
Date: 22 Oct 10 - 07:37 PM

Go for it Amos.


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Subject: RE: ADD: Siren's Call (Captain Kendall Morse)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 22 Oct 10 - 10:30 PM

Kendall, did you record any of the songs you wrote? Can you tell us what year you wrote the songs that have been posted?
So far, I see: Keep 'em coming. These are great.
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: ADD: Siren's Call (Captain Kendall Morse)
From: kendall
Date: 23 Oct 10 - 07:05 AM

No, Joe. I've never recorded any of them, and the only one that has a tune is The Last Whale Hunt.

Let's see if I can remember...
The Last Whale Hunt is about 4 or 5 years old.
Hazards to navigation is about 10 years old,
It Sure as hell aint country is about 20 years old.

I don't know what is happening; I've been sitting on this old stuff for years and suddenly it just seemed like I should share them, even though they need work.


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