Mickey Newbury - "The Sailor" lyrics

Well my Daddy was a Sailor
A Sailor just like me
His wife was like my mother
His love was the silver sea

He was just another Sailor
Off to find the world
He was just another Sailor
All his cloth unfurled

Singin' la den da n dao
The water is deep and its wide
The ship goes down
The Captain drowns
Does no good to cry

Turnin' at the gang plank
He looked me in the eye
He said learn to read the truth son
That lies between these lines

I never meet a stranger
Til I've known them for a time
And I'd rather have one penny
Than all the nickel in the brine

Say you double-headed Eagle
Say you can teach me how to fly
Well tell me then where would I go
But up into the sky
But up into the sky

Oh my Daddy was a Sailor
The salt is in my blood
And here I am in Nashville
Bound deep in this mud

I'm singin' la den da n dao
Yes I'm too far out to sea
So I'll sink with him
Or I'll swim with them
Across this briney deep

Susies in the kitchen doin' dishes
Chris and all his toys have gone to bed
Starin' out the window all I wish is
I could hear the words I'm hearin' in my head