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​The Captain And The Kid

This song is by Jimmy Buffett and appears…

I never used to miss the chance to climb upon his knee
I'd listen to the many tales of life upon the sea
We'd go sailin' back on barkentines, we'd talk of things he did
Tomorrow just a day away for the captain and the kid

His world had gone from sailin' ships to rakin' mom's backyard
He never could adjust to land although he tried so hard
We both were growin' older then and wiser with the years
That's when I came to understand the course his heart still steered

He died about a month ago while winter filled the air
And though I cried I was so proud to love a man so rare
He's somewhere on the ocean now that's where he outta be
With one hand on the starboard rail he's wavin' back at me

I never used to miss the chance to climb upon his knee
I'd listen to the many tales of life upon the sea
We'd go sailin' back on barkentines and talk of things he did
The world was just a day away for the captain and the kid

For the captain and this kid

Written by:

Jimmy Buffett