© Copyright George Papavgeris, November 2001
…from an oil tanker. Sailing is not all the fun some might think, and
despite the excellent facilities available nowadays, the 6- or 8-week
tours can be pretty boring.
I got the pictures in the mail today
Young Timmy's shooting like a bean
The baby's clearly taking after you
Already has your cheeky grin
Sorry to hear about your Auntie Sue
Please give my best to Uncle Jim
It's hot and sticky in these waters now
At night I can't sleep for the sweat
I lie there thinking 'bout before the kids
Like Annie's party, where we met
I close my eyes to keep your picture there
As if I ever could forget.
Remember Joe the Scottish engineer?
A crane hook slipped and crushed his arm
The chopper came to lift him out of here
We thought that he had bought the farm
He might as well, 'cos he won't work again
Poor sod, he's only thirty-one.
We want for nothing in this big old cow
It's still a prison with a pool
About our cargo we don't think too much
Two hundred thousand tons of fuel
Only some times it feels as if we're all
Riding some big and angry bull.
I'd better go now, not much more to say
I'm on the early shift tonight.
Make sure to lock the house when you go out
Remember always leave some light.
A kiss for you and two more for the kids
Say I'll be home for Christmas night.
Soon we will turn her round (blow wind and do not falter)
And I will be homeward bound (each hour will bring me closer)
Before too long I will sing you this song
And at last in your arms I'll be safe and sound
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