Woody Guthrie Talking Sailor Lyrics
sponsored linksIn bed with my woman, just singin' the blues,
Heard the radio tellin' the news:
That the big Red Army took a hundred towns,
And Allies droppin' them two-ton bombs.
Started hollerin', yellin', dancin' up and down like a bullfrog!
Doorbell rung and in come a man,
I signed my name, I got a telegram.
Said, "If you wanna take a vacation trip,
Got a dish-washin' job on a Liberty ship."
Woman a-cryin', me a-flyin', out the door and down the line!
'Bout two minutes I run ten blocks,
I come to my ship, down at the dock;
Walked up the plank, and I signed my name,
Blowed that whistle, was gone again!
Right on out and down the stream, ships as fur as my eye could see, woman a-waitin'.
Ship loaded down with TNT
All out across the rollin' sea;
Stood on the deck, watched the fishes swim,
I'se a-prayin' them fish wasn't made out of tin.
Sharks, porpoises, jellybeans, rainbow trouts, mudcats, jugars, all over that water.
This convoy's the biggest I ever did see,
Stretches all the way out across the sea;
And the ships blow the whistles and a-rang her bells,
Gonna blow them fascists all to hell!
Win some freedom, liberty, stuff like that.
Walked to the tail, stood on the stern,
Lookin' at the big brass screw blade turn;
Listened to the sound of the engine pound,
Gained sixteen feet every time it went around.
Gettin' closer and closer, look out, you fascists.
I'm just one of the merchant crew,
I belong to the union called the N. M. U.
I'm a union man from head to toe,
I'm U. S. A. and C. I. O.
Fightin' out here on the waters to win some freedom on the land.
Pastures of Plenty Track Listing
1 Talking Dust Bowl Blues
2 Blowing Down This Road
3 Do Re Mi
4 Tom Joad
5 Dusty Old Dust (So long It's Been Good to Know Yuh)
6 Talking Sailor
7 Grand Coulee Dam
8 Gypsy Davy
9 Jesus Christ
10 New York Town
11 Who's Gonna Shoe Your Pretty Little Feet
12 Mule Skinner Blues
13 Biggest Thing Man Has Ever Done
14 Ludlow Massacre
15 1913 Massacre
16 This Land Is Your Land
17 Pastures of Plenty
18 Ramblin' Blues
19 Talking Columbia Blues