I love music, and I L O V E this song. It’s one of my favorites, over the few decades since I first heard it.
I learned the words long ago, and sing along pretty much whenever I listen to the tune.
“A Pirate Looks At Forty” by Jimmy Buffett. It’s a great one. Many other musicians have covered it, including Jack Johnson and Dave Matthews. I’m no musician really, but I cover it too.
So several years back when I was inspired to sing my kids a lullaby well…after singing a couple of the “standards”, I switched to this time-tested fave.
My kids call the song by the first line, “Mother Ocean”. I don’t sing the whole song to them – there’s a little more adult content toward the end – but sing away otherwise I still do for them.
That’s the message I’d like to convey: don’t be afraid to sing along, or even lead the way. It feels good to sing.
You’ll be glad you did.