Recorded by: Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers
Written by: Kevin Blackmore

Lyrics

If I had me sooners, I’d sooner have a schooner
When we blocked the dories up we’d sail away from motorboats
I’d spend the rest of my sailing days rolling on the deep
Rolling on the sea boys,
Rolling on the deep blue sea.

And if I had me druthers, I’d rather have me brudders
The younger at the rigging and the elder at the wheel
And when we’d hoist our sails away we’d roll upon the deep
Roll upon the sea boys,
Roll upon the deep blue sea.

And everything was my way, for I’ve no use for highways
Neptune’s breeze would blow us on as mermaids quickly sing their songs
and as her days and cheeks go dark we’d sail upon the deep
Sail upon the sea boys
Sail upon the deep blue sea.

Alas I must be dreaming, from now on I’ll be steaming
What good is my old body all eighty years the strength’s all gone
But many’s the day I spent of my youth, I’d sail upon the deep,
Sail upon the sea
With me brothers on the deep blue sea.

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