Wooden Ships

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If you smile at me, I will understand
'Cause that is something
Everybody everywhere does in the same language

I can see by your coat, my friend
You're from the other side
There's just one thing I got to know
Can you tell me please, who won?

Say, can I have some of your purple berries?
Yes, I've been eating them for six or seven weeks now
Haven't got sick once
Probably keep us both alive

Wooden ships on the water, very free and easy
Easy, you know the way it's supposed to be
Silver people on the shoreline, let us be
Talkin' 'bout very free and easy

Horror grips us as we watch you die
All we can do is echo your anguished cries
Stare as all human feelings die
We are leaving, you don't need us

Go, take your sister then, by the hand
Lead her away from this foreign land
Far away, where we might laugh again
We are leaving, you don't need us

And it's a fair wind blowin' warm
Out of the south over my shoulder
Guess I'll set a course and go

Wooden Ships (unreleased cover)
Written byDavid Crosby, Paul Kantner, Stephen Stills
Performed byRusty (1972-1973; 2020)

First known performance:
April 28, 1972, Liverpool, England
Last known performance:
May 18, 2020, Musician Monday
     (9 known performances)

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Recordings by other artists

 Artist  Year  Release  Links
Crosby, Stills & Nash  1969 Crosby, Stills & Nash WikipediaAllmusicAmazon
Jefferson Airplane  1969 Volunteers WikipediaAllmusicAmazon
Stephen Stills  1975 Live WikipediaAllmusicAmazon

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