The Captain and the Kid

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James William "Jimmy" Buffett (born December 25, 1946) is an American singer–songwriter, author, and businessman. He is best known for his music, which often portrays an "island escapism" lifestyle. Together with his Coral Reefer Band, Buffett has recorded hit songs including "Margaritaville" (ranked 234th on the Recording Industry Association of America's list of "Songs of the Century") and "Come Monday". He has a devoted base of fans known as "Parrotheads". more »


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2002
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I never use to miss the chance
To climb upon his knee 
And listen to the many tales of life upon the sea

We'd go sailing back on barkentines 
We talk of things he did
Tomorrow just a day away for the captain and the kid

His world had gone from sailing ships 
To raking mom's back yard
He never could adjust to land 
Although He tried so hard

We both were growing older then
And Wiser with our years
That's when I came to understand
The course his heart still steers

He died about a month ago
While winter filled the air
And though I cried, I was so proud
To love a man so rare 

He's somewhere on the ocean now
That's where he ought to be
With one hand on the starboard rail
He's waving back at me

I never use to miss the chance
To climb upon his knee 
And listen to the many tales of life upon the sea

We'd go sailing back on barkentines 
We talk of things he did
The world was just a day away for the captain and the kid

For the captain and this kid

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Written by: BERNIE TAUPIN, ELTON JOHN

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