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The eleventh track off the Andy the Doorbum Double LP "The Man Killed The Bird, And With The Bird He Killed The Song, And With The Song, Himself."

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There was a little ship and she sailed out on the sea.
And the name of our ship was the Turkish Reveille.
Oh, she sailed out on that lonely, lonesome water.
Oh, she sailed out on the lonesome sea.

Up stepped a little sailor, sang "what'll you give to me
To sink that ship in the bottom of the sea?"
"Oh, I have a house and I have land
And I have a daughter that shall be at your command..
If you'll sink her in that lonely, lonesome water.
If you'll sink her in the lonesome sea.

He bowed on his breast and away swum he.
And he swum til he came to the Turkish Reveille.
And he had a little o, all made for the bore.
And he bored nine holes in the bottom of the floor.
Oh, he sunk her in that lonely, lonesome water.
Oh, he sunk her in the lonesome sea.

He bowed on his reast and away swum he.
And he swum til he came to the Golden Willow Tree.
He said, "Captain! O, Captain!
Will you be as good as your word?
Or either will you take me up on board?
For I've sunk her in that lonely, lonesome water.
For I've sunk her in the lonesome sea.

He said, "I won't be as good as my word
Nor neither will I take you up on board.
If it were not for the love that I bear unto you men
I'd sink you the same just as I've sunk them.
Oh, I'd sink you in that lonely, lonesome water.
Oh, I'd sink you in the lonesome sea.

So he bowed on his breast and down sunk he
Bidding farewell to the Golden Willow Tree.
Oh, he sunk down in that lonely, lonesome water.
Oh, he sunk down in the lonesome sea.

credits

from The Man Killed The Bird, And With The Bird He Killed The Song, And With The Song, Himself., released December 31, 2011
Arranged and Recorded by Andy the Doorbum.
Wyley Buck Boswell played banjo.
Kelly Keith sang backing vocals.
Andy the Doorbum played everything else & sang.

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