4 May 2010 0 Comments

Grey Funnel Line

Written by the great Cyril Tawney (c) 1959

1.Don’t mind the rain or the rolling sea

The weary night never worries me

But the hardest time in a sailor’s day

Is to watch the sun as it dies away

Just one more day on the Grey Funnel Line


2. The finest ship that sails the sea
Is still a prison for the likes of me
But give me wings like Noah’s dove
I’ll fly up harbour to the one I love
Just one more day on the Grey Funnel Line

3. There was a time when I was free
Like a floating spar on the rolling sea
But now that spar has come ashore
And come to rest at my real love’s door
Just one more day on the Grey Funnel Line

4. Each time I gaze behind the screws
I want to be in Saint Peter’s shoes
I’d dance on down that Western Shore
And rest in my true love’s arms once more
Just one more day on the Grey Funnel Line

5. O Lord if dreams were only real
I’d feel my hands on that wooden wheel
And with all my heart I’d turn her round
And tell the boys that we’re homeward bound
Here’s one more day on the Grey Funnel Line

6. I’ll pass the time like some machine
Until blue waters turn to green
Then I’ll dance on down that walk ashore
And I’ll sail the Grey Funnel Line no more
And I’ll sail the Grey Funnel Line no more

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