Songs of the Sea

Son of a Gun

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Pierce Campbell
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written by Pierce Campbell

Story

Written after a conversation with a fellow at the Red Lion Inn, in Stockbridge, MA. He told me this story about the origins of the saying. Let along I had never heard a song called Son Of A Gun, and I wanted one!

Lyrics

My Father was a tailor, never thought he'd be a sailor But pressed into service was he My Mother found out Sunday that his ship was leaving Monday So she stowed away and headed out to sea chorus A son of a gun, a son of a gun, I was born a son of a gun Fol - de - ra, me tide - le - de - dum, I was born a son of a gun As yet they hadn't married, so they knew they couldn't tarry It could be years before they saw the shore The Captain married them that morn, nine months went by and I was born Concieved at sea I'd sail forever more chorus My own ship now I do command, and there's not another ship more grand And the younger lads they all look up to me From battle I have never run, for I was born between the guns And a son of a gun I will always be