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Shakedown Cruise

This song is by Jay Ferguson and appears on the album Real Life Ain't This Way (1979).

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Shakedown Cruise
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It was thirty days around the horn
The captain says it's a thirty-five more
The moon looks mean and the crew ain't staying
"There's gonna be some blood" is what they're all saying

It's a shakedown cruise (Shakedown, shakedown cruise)
And I was just another fool (Shakedown, shakedown cruise)
There ain't no easy way out (Shakedown, shakedown cruise)
They're gonna shake you 'til you shout, hey, hey (Shakedown, shakedown cruise)

They treat you like a dog, but you're only human
You miss your home, Lord, you miss that woman
The captain laughs, he says, "You boys want some sex?
You can squeeze the sails, you can lick the decks"

It was a shakedown cruise (Shakedown, shakedown cruise)
I guess I just was born to lose (Shakedown, shakin' out the blues)
They tell you life is going cheap (Shakedown, shakedown cruise)
I got myself in pretty deep (Shakedown, shakedown cruise)

(Starlight lost in the night)
(Drift away and it feels all right) And it feels all right
(Starlight alone in the night)
(Drift away and it feels all right) And it feels all right
I guess it feels all right

The fever's hot, the winds are blowin' cold
The captain's crazy eye puts the fear in your soul
I heard somebody cryin', "Lord, let this end
You know I'll never go to sea again"

It was a shakedown cruise (Shakedown, shakedown cruise)
And now we're sendin' out the news (Shakedown, shakin' out the blues)
There ain't no victory at sea (Shakedown, shakedown cruise)
Unless it's mutiny (Shakedown, shakin' in my shoes)

Now if I don't get off alive, it's just as well
I'll be waking up in heaven, 'cause I've been through hell
On this shakedown cruise
They call it a shakedown cruise
Aw, shake me down, boy

(Shakedown, shakedown cruise)
(Shakedown, shakin' out the blues)
It was a shakedown cruise
(Shakedown, shakedown cruise)
It got me shakin' in my shoes
(Shakedown, shakin' in my shoes)
And now I'm feelin' kinda blue
(Shakedown, shakedown cruise)
Whoo!
(Shakedown, shakin' out the blues)

Shakedown cruise
(Shakedown, shakedown cruise)
I said, shake me down, boys
(Shakedown, shakin' in my shoes)
Whoo!
(Shakedown, shakedown cruise)

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Jay Ferguson

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