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Gertrude Lawrence
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This song is performed by Gertrude Lawrence.

Music by Kurt Weill, lyrics by Ira Gershwin

From the 1941 Broadway musical Lady in the Dark.

Lyrics verified from Lyrics on Several Occasions by Ira Gershwin (1959).

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—
My own true love to me.

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