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Lyr Req: One Ship Is Sailing (Tom Paxton)

22 Sep 08 - 03:29 PM (#2447531)
Subject: Lyr Req: Tom Paxton Song
From: GUEST,Norbert

Hallo There,
I hope that anyone could help me. A few days ago I listen to a song from Tom Paxton, I think the title is "one ship is sailing" and I want to learn this song,but I canīt find the lyrics. Does anyone know where iI can get them?


22 Sep 08 - 03:33 PM (#2447535)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Tom Paxton Song
From: Rog Peek

Try here:
http://www.mydfz.com/Paxton/welcome.htm

Rog


22 Sep 08 - 03:37 PM (#2447536)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Tom Paxton Song
From: GUEST

Thanks but they donīt have the lyrics, I looked just before I joined in this forum


22 Sep 08 - 05:56 PM (#2447644)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Tom Paxton Song
From: Tootler

Google "Tom Paxton". There are plenty of sites with Lyrics on.

You might even get a link to his own site <g>


22 Sep 08 - 05:59 PM (#2447651)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Tom Paxton Song
From: Tootler

Or you could be very last century and buy one of his books. I bought "The Honor of Your Company" when he was on tour here a couple of years ago. That has the lyrics to most of his songs in it.


22 Sep 08 - 06:24 PM (#2447672)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Tom Paxton Song
From: Peace

I don't think the lyrics will be found on the www.


23 Sep 08 - 08:32 PM (#2448578)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Tom Paxton Song
From: Jim Dixon

ONE SHIP IS SAILING appears on 2 of Tom Paxton's albums: "Peanut Butter Pie" (1992) and "American Troubadour" (2003). I was able to transcribe this much from a couple of sound samples:

One star is shining, high in the evening sky,
Just over baby's head, soft as a lullaby.
That's where the sun man lives, down with the sandman's lies (?)
Here comes the....

...kiss in the silver sand.
Blow, blow, the breezes blow, cooling the baby's brow.
Soft, soft, the breezes blow. Baby's sleeping now.
Soft, soft, the breezes blow. Baby's sleeping now.


24 Sep 08 - 07:38 PM (#2449314)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Tom Paxton Song: One Ship Sailing
From: Peace

IMO, if Jim can't locate the lyrics then they just ain't on the web.


25 Nov 10 - 07:51 AM (#3040174)
Subject: Lyr Add: ONE SHIP IS SAILING (Tom Paxton)
From: GUEST,Mia

Probably far too late now, but I have the album Peanut Butter Pie and managed to transcribe:

One ship is sailing
Over the deep blue sea
One sail is billowing
Billowing the sweet baby
Home flies the yellow bird
Down sinks the red, red sun
Close, close those sleepy eyes
Baby's day is done
Close, close those sleepy eyes
Baby's day is done.

One ship is sailing
Off to a faraway land
Blue water rippling
Kissing the silver sand
Blow, blow, the breezes blow
Cooling the baby's brow
Soft, soft, the breezes move
Baby's sleeping now
Soft, soft, the breezes move
Baby's sleeping now

One star is shining
High in the evening sky
Just over baby's head
Soft as a lullaby
That's where the Sandman lives
Down where the Sandman lies
Here comes the Sandman now
Closing the baby's eyes

(For future reference if anyone else comes looking!)


15 May 11 - 12:48 PM (#3154518)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: One Ship Is Sailing (Tom Paxton)
From: GUEST

Perfect. Thank you!


02 Feb 16 - 07:49 PM (#3770221)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: One Ship Is Sailing (Tom Paxton)
From: GUEST,Mengying

Thank you so much for us as English is our second lanuage guitar player.


02 Feb 16 - 08:35 PM (#3770228)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: One Ship Is Sailing (Tom Paxton)
From: GUEST,leeneia

Hello, Mengying. Welcome to the Mudcat.

Do you know who the Sandman is? The Sandman puts sand in children's eyes when it's time for them to go to sleep. Actually, that's just a a story someone started because children rub their eyes when they are tired.


30 Apr 16 - 03:18 PM (#3787980)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: One Ship Is Sailing (Tom Paxton)
From: Jason Xion Wang

Hello Mengying - Are you from China? Just curious. :D