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What's the best sailing Song?
Strider44

Posted on 05/15/2012 5:55:16 AM PDT by strider44

The Boards have been heavy lately. Hopefully this can lighten the mood around here. Need helpsettling a family dispute.

What is the better sailing song?

Sloop John B by the Beach Boys

or Southern Cross by Crosby Stills and Nash

(the politics of the bands doesn't matter folks)

or do you have another song? IMHO these 2 are it and its a matter of degree which one is better.


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To: strider44

Come sail away - Styx


51 posted on 05/15/2012 6:26:26 AM PDT by AmonAmarth (Wherever you go...There you are)
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To: FortWorthPatriot

“Brandy (You’re A Fine Girl)” by Looking Glass is a great sailing song too.


52 posted on 05/15/2012 6:26:40 AM PDT by FortWorthPatriot (Obama is no Hitler; Hitler got the Olympics)
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To: 1rudeboy

Parents be warned. We had a sail boat growing up. Nothing too grand, just a 24 footer with a small cabin. For a few years we had it moored in a river near the ocean. It was about a mile from the mouth. My brother and I would usually take our female companions out there. Just row out and sit on the boat. Summer night, a few beers, skinny dipping ensues....you know the rest. No chance for the cops to get you. Complete privacy at night. Those were the days.


53 posted on 05/15/2012 6:28:30 AM PDT by strider44
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To: SpinnerWebb

Pirate Looks at Forty - Jimmy Buffett

Yea that one!


54 posted on 05/15/2012 6:29:01 AM PDT by CJinVA
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To: strider44

Another vote for “What do you do with a drunken sailor”

Brings back memories of many nights in the pub as a student singing along.


55 posted on 05/15/2012 6:29:01 AM PDT by PowerAmp
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To: strider44

Viking Kitties


56 posted on 05/15/2012 6:29:01 AM PDT by rexiesmom
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To: rockinqsranch

Valparaiso - Sting


57 posted on 05/15/2012 6:30:00 AM PDT by Texas Songwriter (Ia)
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To: Texas Songwriter

“Sailin” —Rod Stewart


58 posted on 05/15/2012 6:31:00 AM PDT by DIRTYSECRET
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To: strider44

What the band was playing on the deck of the Titanic!


59 posted on 05/15/2012 6:31:30 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: strider44

‘What Do You DO With a Drunken Sailor’ performed by the Craig Wisley Band. They’re awesome. Traditional, mostly Celtic music, original melodies with a rock tempo. Sort of like the Drop Kick Murphy’s but without the underlying hint of vilence anger and the punk attitude.


60 posted on 05/15/2012 6:32:08 AM PDT by pgkdan (ANYBODY BUT OBAMA!)
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To: SailormanCGA72
Just hit this link, close your eyes, listen to this song and try NOT to think of being on the sea.
61 posted on 05/15/2012 6:32:11 AM PDT by gortklattu (God knows who is best, everybody else is making guesses - Tony Snow)
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To: 6ppc
My fraternity in college had a men's choir. We'd be involved in a tight competition, and we'd finish with the theme to Underdog. It worked every time. Total knock out.
62 posted on 05/15/2012 6:33:08 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: strider44

Frigging in the Rigging - Sex Pistols (tells it like it really was in the seafaring days)

Growin’ Up - Bruce Springsteen ( had a juke box graduate for a first mate, she couldn’t sail but she sure could sing)


63 posted on 05/15/2012 6:35:22 AM PDT by babble-on
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To: strider44

There should not be any argument on this one.

Southern Cross by Crosby Stills and Nash
Actually, Wooden Ships is also a good choice.

How could there be a debate at your house on this? What, someone in your family is suggesting row, row your boat?


64 posted on 05/15/2012 6:35:50 AM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: AmonAmarth

The United States Navys Anchors Aweigh

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3D3Vuo98o4&feature=youtube_gdata_player


65 posted on 05/15/2012 6:37:21 AM PDT by CJinVA
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To: strider44

“Southern Cross” by CSN....is far and away the better tune.


66 posted on 05/15/2012 6:37:24 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (I will not comply. I will NEVER submit.)
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To: Hodar
Beach Boys ... you just can’t compete with great harmony.

But they don't even know how to surf...

67 posted on 05/15/2012 6:38:18 AM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: strider44

I’m shipping up to Boston: Dropkick Murphys


68 posted on 05/15/2012 6:39:25 AM PDT by Mashood
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To: Conservative4Ever

Three votes for Drunken Sailor.


69 posted on 05/15/2012 6:39:47 AM PDT by Overtaxed
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To: strider44

Sea of Heartbreak

The lights in the harbor
Don’t shine for me
I’m like a lost ship
Drift on the sea

The sea of heartbreak
Lost love and loneliness
Memories of your caress
So divine, how I wish
You were mine, again my dear

I’m on this sea of tears
Sea of heartbreak
How did I lose you?
Oh, where did I fail?
Why did you leave me
Always to sail?

This sea of heartbreak
Lost love and loneliness
Memories of your caress
So divine, how I wish
You were mine, again my dear

I’m on this sea of tears
Sea of heartbreak
Oh, what I’d give
To sail back to shore?

Back to your arms once more
Come to my rescue
Come here to me
Take me and keep me
Away from the sea

The sea of heartbreak
Lost love and loneliness
Memories of your caress
So divine, how I wish
You were mine, again my dear

I’m on the sea of tears
Sea of heartbreak
Sea of heartbreak
Sea oh heartbreak


70 posted on 05/15/2012 6:43:41 AM PDT by dblshot (Insanity: electing the same people over and over and expecting different results.)
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To: strider44

The Drunken Sailor!

Now The Theme Song of Mr. Crabs on Sponge Bob Square Pants.


71 posted on 05/15/2012 6:44:12 AM PDT by left that other site
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To: strider44
Wind sound track. Best sailing movie ever!

http://www.soundtrack.net/albums/database/?id=3146


72 posted on 05/15/2012 6:46:04 AM PDT by Errant
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To: gunsequalfreedom

It’s not a heated debate. Some like the Sloop John B. Some think Southern Cross is better. It’s not cut and dried. I love both songs but if I could only hear one before a final voyage - Southern Cross takes it in a photo finish...


73 posted on 05/15/2012 6:46:14 AM PDT by strider44
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To: strider44
For My Lady - Moody Blues

I first heard this on the helicopter deck of the USS CORONADO on my Youngster Cruise in 1973, one day out of Norfolk at the end of the cruise. One of the crew had brought his speakers and stereo out on the flight deck after deck and was playing Moody Blues albums in the pitch black night under an umbrella of stars. It was quite an experience, hearing the Moody Blues for the first time.

For My Lady

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The Last Farewell - Roger Whittaker

The Last Farewell

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The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald - Gordon Lightfoot

The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald

74 posted on 05/15/2012 6:46:16 AM PDT by BlueLancer ("No friend ever served me, and no enemy ever wronged me, whom I have not repaid in full" (Sulla))
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To: Overtaxed

4. See post 60.


75 posted on 05/15/2012 6:48:42 AM PDT by pgkdan (ANYBODY BUT OBAMA!)
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To: strider44
I think it depends on what kind of sailing one is undertaking. "Souther Cross" or "Sloop John B" might be nice for a peaceful cruise under a light breeze. But, if one is racing, or perhaps taking on some heavier seas such as in the Vendee Globe race, I think Wagner's The Ride of the Valkyries would be well-suited.
76 posted on 05/15/2012 6:48:42 AM PDT by Lou L (The Senate without a filibuster is just a 100-member version of the House.)
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To: strider44

http://www.yachtrock.com/

Yes its a spoof, but a perfect set of songs. Watch a few of the episodes and you’ll have a CD ready to go.


77 posted on 05/15/2012 6:48:42 AM PDT by MNlurker
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To: strider44

These girls are great at Southern Cross too
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=EBU_7z-IBfY

The violinist looks like she’s 12, but she’s great.


78 posted on 05/15/2012 6:49:46 AM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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To: strider44

Count me out on this one - I’m friends with the great-great grandson of the Sloop John B’s Bahamian owner.


79 posted on 05/15/2012 6:50:14 AM PDT by QBFimi (When gunpowder speaks, beasts listen.)
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To: strider44
AWOLNATION ♪♫ Sail
80 posted on 05/15/2012 6:53:26 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd
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To: SpinnerWebb

Any Buffett Sailing song will do.

Greenland Whale Fisheries by the Weavers (or Bender)

Blow Ye Winds in the Morning, oh Blow Ye Winds Hi Ho.

Are You Ready Kids?

Who Lives in a Pineapple Under the Sea...Sponge Bob Square Pants!


81 posted on 05/15/2012 6:54:39 AM PDT by Conan the Librarian (The Best in Life is to crush my enemies, see them driven before me, and the Dewey Decimal System)
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To: QBFimi

That’s cool. I’ll forgive your bias!


82 posted on 05/15/2012 6:55:57 AM PDT by strider44
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To: strider44
Absolutely NO contest!

Warning: potentially offensive lyrics (if you're the easily offended type)

"Somalian Pirates We"

83 posted on 05/15/2012 6:58:42 AM PDT by Sicon ("All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." - G. Orwell)
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To: strider44
Click pic to watch video


Ride Captain Ride - Blues Image

84 posted on 05/15/2012 6:59:14 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Lou L

I’m a UH-60 Blackhawk pilot. We hold Ride of the Valkyries sacred. It’s an air assault song. Never associated it with sailing...


85 posted on 05/15/2012 7:00:36 AM PDT by strider44
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To: strider44
In A Gadda Da Vida - Iron Butterfly

If you want to distract from the quiet beauty and peace of sailing, might as well go all the way...

86 posted on 05/15/2012 7:01:15 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: Errant
Best sailing movie ever!

Are you kidding?

Capt'n Ron

http://www.soundtrack.net/albums/database/?id=5012


87 posted on 05/15/2012 7:02:35 AM PDT by Errant
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To: strider44
1. Southern Cross (CSN)

2. Sail on Sailor (Beach Boys)

3. Sailing (Rod Stewart)

4. Sailing (Christopher Cross)

5. Ride Captain Ride (Blues Image)

Seventy-three men sailed up
From the San Francisco Bay,
Rolled off of their ship
And here's what they had to say.
"We're callin' everyone to ride along
To another shore,
We can laugh our lives away
and be free once more."
But no one heard them callin',
No one came at all,
'Cause they were too busy watchin'
Those old raindrops fall.

As a storm was blowin'
Out on the peaceful sea,
Seventy-three men sailed off
To history.
Ride, captain ride
Upon your mystery ship,
Be amazed at the friends
You have here on your trip.
Ride captain ride
Upon your mystery ship,
On your way to a world
That others might have missed.

88 posted on 05/15/2012 7:03:50 AM PDT by Baynative (REMEMBER: Without America there is no free world!)
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To: strider44
Jimmy Buffett's live version of Southern Cross. Click pic to watch video.


Southern Cross - Jimmy Buffett (live version)

89 posted on 05/15/2012 7:07:23 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: strider44

Tales of the Great Rum Runners, by Robert Hunter.


90 posted on 05/15/2012 7:09:51 AM PDT by dinodino
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To: Lou L

Kilgore: we come in low out of the rising sun and about a mile out we put on the music.

Lance: music?!

Kilgore: yah. I use Wagner. It scares the hell out of slopes...


91 posted on 05/15/2012 7:13:00 AM PDT by strider44
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To: strider44
Some good responses but I’m surprised nobody agrees with my two picks. I guess Buffet could be a category all his own...

There's some crossover, too - Buffett recorded a cover of Southern Cross. Might be better than the CSN original.

92 posted on 05/15/2012 7:13:35 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: the_devils_advocate_666

the Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald is the best! I cry every time I hear it.


93 posted on 05/15/2012 7:16:10 AM PDT by squarebarb
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To: strider44

Ripples - Genesis


94 posted on 05/15/2012 7:17:47 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: tx_eggman

Right arm, right arm, right arm tx_eggman. I was just about to add this one to the list but you beat me to it. Loved playing and listening to this song. One of the all time great songs but not enough credit was ever given to it. Think I’ll go pick up one of my guitars and run through it again for old times sake.

Helping keep mankind warm for almost 65 years. Love burnin’ some dinosaurs carcasses.


95 posted on 05/15/2012 7:28:09 AM PDT by rktman
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To: strider44
Sorry, but chopper pilots suck at music selection... Nothing but destruction.

Fighter Jet In the Alps

:)

96 posted on 05/15/2012 7:30:15 AM PDT by Errant
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To: BlueLancer

I’m surprised it took 74 posts before anyone mentioned The Last Farewell.

Here’s another interesting one: Lolita
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2m8MjverT64


97 posted on 05/15/2012 7:35:16 AM PDT by smalltownslick
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To: strider44

Fare Away (Sea Shanty) - New Main Street Singers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQIQkzJ__38&feature=related


98 posted on 05/15/2012 7:40:40 AM PDT by llmc1
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To: strider44

The Walloping Window Blind:

http://www.barefootsworld.net/windwalker/walloping.html


99 posted on 05/15/2012 7:51:31 AM PDT by Hiddigeigei ("Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish," said Dionysus - Euripides)
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To: Errant
Wind 01. Sail Locker
Wind 02. Winning
Wind 03. Windward Work
Wind 04. Downwind
Wind 05. The Break-Up
Wind 06. To Australia
Wind 07. The Dinghy Race
Wind 08. Windshadow
Wind 09. The Petroglyph
Wind 10. The Bike Ride
Wind 11. Dead Air
Wind 12. Love In The Sewers
Wind 13. The Contest
Wind 14. The Glider
Wind 15. Wind Song
Wind 16. Whomper Trials
Wind 17. Defeat
Wind 18. Irolita

100 posted on 05/15/2012 8:43:03 AM PDT by Errant
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