High and Dry

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Gordon Lightfoot

Gordon Meredith Lightfoot, Jr. CC OOnt (born November 17, 1938) is a Canadian singer-songwriter who achieved international success in folk, folk-rock, and country music, and has been credited for helping define the folk-pop sound of the 1960s and 1970s. He has been referred to as Canada's greatest … more »

With a lady-like devotion 
She sails the bitter ocean
If it wasn't for lovesick sailors
There'd be nothin' left but flotsam 
Singin' why me oh my
Is there a better man than I
I hope you find your way back home
 Before you're lyin' high and dry
I hope you find your way back home
 Before you die

Her sails blow like bubbles  While ya sip yer daily doubles
If she wasn't so fond of the weather 
She might give the deckhands trouble
Singin' why me oh my
Is there a better man than I
I hope you find your way back home
 Before you're lyin' high and dry
I hope you find your way back home
 Before you die

One day when I grew older 
And I found I could not hold her
She took on a fine young skipper
Who soon run her up on a boulder 
Singin' why me oh my
Is there a better man than I
I hope you find your way back home
 Before you're lyin' high and dry
I hope you find your way back home
 Before you die

Now the pleasures of the harbor 
Don't include a lady barber 
If it wasn't for Long John Silver 
All of us pirates would've been martyrs 
Singin' why me oh my
Is there a better man than I
I hope you find your way back home
 Before you're lyin' high and dry
I hope you find your way back home
 Before you're lyin' high and dry
I hope you find your way back home
 Before you die

Written by: GORDON LIGHTFOOT

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High and Dry