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Wooden Ships

This song is by David Crosby and appears on the album King Biscuit Flower Hour (1996).

One, two (Yeah) ... One, two, three ...

Nash: If you smile at me I will understand
'Cause that is something
Everybody everywhere does in the same language, yeah
Crosby: I can see by your coat, my friend you're from the other side
There's just one thing I would like to know
Can you tell me please who won the war?
Nash: Say can I have some of your purple berries?
Crosby: Yes, I've been eating them
For six or seven weeks now I haven't got sick once
Crosby and Nash: Probably keep us all alive here we go

Wooden ships on the water very free and easy
Easy, you know the way it's supposed to be
Silver people on the shoreline let us be
Talkin' very free and easy

Horror grips us as we watch you die
All we can do is echo your anguished cries
Stare as all your human feelings die
We are leaving, you don't ...

Go take your sister then by the hand
(Lead her) Lead her out of this foreign land
Far away where we might laugh again
We are leaving, you don't need us
You don't, you don't ...

And it's a fair wind
Blowin' warm out of the south o'er my shoulder
I guess I am going to set a course
And you know we will surely, surely go


  • David Crosby: Vocal, Electric Guitar
  • Jeff Pevar: Lead ElectricGuitar
  • James 'Hutch' Hutchinson: Bass
  • Michael Finnigan: Organ, Harmony Vocals
  • Jody Cortez: Drums
  • Graham Nash: Acoustic Guitar, Harmony Vocals
  • Kipp Lennon: Harmony Vocals
  • © 1969 Stay Straight Music (BMI) / Gold Hill Music, Inc. (ASCAP) / Icebag Music Corp. (BMI)

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