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  1. Boston Town

From the recording Boston Town

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