Benjamin Shanaberger

Benjamin Shanaberger

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Life at Sea

Written By: Benjamin Shanaberger

O Captain, my Captain why won't you come down,
From your quarters and be with me?
I've tried and I've tried to be your sweet bride
But you were already wed to the sea

I was but a young girl turned loose from my school
And naive to have promised my heart
To a man with a passion, a lonesome crusader
On the morrow for dry land I shall part

This life at sea was never for me
I'm taking my children and go
The storms and the brine
The rough men and warm wine
Make no place for a lady's home

My father was a wise man, he'd have never said no
In his eyes though I saw all his fears
You were dashing and gay the day that we sailed away
Since then I've cried an ocean of tears

This life at sea was never for me
I'm taking my children today
While you holed up above
A'squandering my love
The best years of my life slipped away

Farewell to you Captain and to all of your crew
Now children, come take my hand
With you pressed to my breast I shall row without rest
And by nightfall we will tread on dry land

This life at sea was never for me
I'm taking my children from you
As we all wave goodbye
The ship fades into sky
With the Captain whom we never knew.