Wednesday, March 07, 2007

My Ship

My Ship

music by Kurt Weill (above)

lyric by Ira Gershwin (top)

My ship has sails that are made of silk--
The decks are trimmed with gold--
And of jam and spice there's a paradise in the hold.

My ship's aglow with a million pearls, and rubies fill each bin;
The sun sits high in a sapphire sky when my ship comes in.

I can wait the years till it appears--
One fine day one spring.
But the pearls and such, they won't mean much if there's missing just one thing:

I do not care if that day arrives--
That dream need never be--
If the ship I sing doesn't also bring my own true love to me--
If the ship I sing doesn't also bring
My own true love to me...


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