Songs of the Sea

Boston Town

04:21
Pierce Campbell
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written by Pierce Campbell

Story

Any sea song CD written by a New Englander needs a song about Boston on it. One of my favorites to play.

Lyrics

I worked on the farm since I was four years old Always dreaming of adventure and gold I’ll leave my father’s home, to Boston I’ll roam And sail on to places I’ve never been From New England to Spain, I’ll be making my name While seeking out fortune and fame Well I'm going to Boston Town, sail the world take a look around I'm going to Boston town,Gonna laugh with ladies, drink a bucket of ale I'll not sleep a wink, 'cause in the morning I'll sail I'm going to Boston town Heard the hum of the rigging felt the deck’s steady roll Saw doldrums calm and the storm’s savage toll Worked the pumps climbed the mast Fired a cannonades blast, Seen all of the faces of death Now I’ve been at sea for years, shed blood but never tears Now I’m longing for the comforts of land I'm going to Boston town, I've sailed the world, took a look around I'm going to Boston town, take a fast coach back to my hometown Leave the seven sea so I can settle down, I'm going to Boston town Now my son's sixteen and I see the telltale signs That he's drawn to the sea by those stories of mine Regrets I will not keep, nor tears will I weep For the years that I spent out on the sea Now I bid my son farewell, and I'll give him wishes well For soon he'll go through heaven and through hell He says,'m going to Boston Town, sail the world take a look around I'm going to Boston town,Gonna laugh with ladies, drink a bucket of ale I'll not sleep a wink, 'cause in the morning I'll sail I'm going to Boston town