Al Stewart - Old Admirals lyrics

Artists: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z #

Lyrics > A > Al Stewart

Al Stewart - Old Admirals

I can well recall the first time I ever put to sea,
It was on the old "Calcutta" in eightteen fifty-three.
I was just a lad of fourteen years, a midshipman to be
To make my way in sailing ships of the Royal Navy.

By the time that I was twenty-one I'd sailed the world around,
Weathered storms in the China seas with the hatches battened down,
And made my way by starlight off the coast of Newfoundland
And dined on beer and herrings while the waves blew all around.

I live in retirement now and through my window comes the sound
Of seagulls and sets my mind remembering.
The evening stars like memories sail far beyond the distant trees
Way out across the open seas I hear them sing.

Oh, the wooden ships they turned to iron and the iron ships to steel
And shed their sails like autumn leaves with the turning of the wheel
And I was given Captain's rank, and soon took under me
the proudest ship that ever sailed for Queen and country.

Ah, the old queen she passed away with the newborn century
And I received my calling up to the admiralty.
The sands ran through the hourglass each day more rapidly
As we watched the growing of the fleets of High Germany.

So at last the Great War blazed I waited with the passing days
a call to arms that never came, writing letters.
"I may be old now in your eyes, but all my years have made me wise,
You don't see where the danger lies, oh call me back, call me back..."

But the war, it ran its course they could find no use for me
And I live in the country now, grandchildren on my knee
And sometimes think in all this world the saddest thing to be
Old admirals who feel the wind and never put to sea.

Now just like you, I've sailed my dreams like ships across the sea
And some of them they've come on rocks and some faced mutiny
And when they're sunken one by one I'll join that company -
Old admirals who feel the wind, and never put to sea.

Rating: 2.5/5 (6 votes)

Top songs by Al Stewart

  Al Stewart - Apple Cider Reconstitution
  Al Stewart - Carol
  Al Stewart - Feel Like
  Al Stewart - Almost Lucy
  Al Stewart - Accident On 3rd Street
  Al Stewart - Cafe Society
  Al Stewart - Angel Of Mercy
  Al Stewart - Broadway Hotel
  Al Stewart - Charlotte Corday
  Al Stewart - Don't Forget Me
More songs...
What do you think about this song?

Your name:
Where are you from?
Please enter the code:

Most popular lyrics of this week

1. (16) Nb Ridaz - Notice Me
2. (27) Eric Carmen - Isn't It Romantic
3. (1) System Of A Down - Hypnotize
4. (7) Peter Belli - I Stjerners Sted
5. (24) Hoku - In The First Place
6. (25) Ras Kass - Anything Goes
7. (10) Elder William E. Atkins - Lord I Tried
8. (12) Buju Banton - Destiny
9. (17) Jesse James Dupree - Losing My Mind
10. (4) Mark Schultz - When You Come Home
11. (21) Insomnium - Disengagement
12. (22) Smash Mouth - Force Field
13. (3) Operation:cliff Clavin - 700 Club
14. (15) A Heartwell Ending - One More Song For Your Myspace Page
15. (28) Lars Winnerback - Dansen På Sunnanö
16. (20) Harry Belafonte - Merci Bon Dieu (mèci Bon Dié In Haitian Creole)
17. (2) Michael Combs - Drinking From My Saucer
18. (9) Teena Marie - Deja Vu (i've Been Here Before)
19. (5) Pussycat Dolls - Don't Cha (feat. Busta Rhymes)
20. (14) Eddy Arnold - Slowpoke

Top songs
Recently added song lyrics

Brad Sucks - Work Out Fine
Mindfield - Made To Measure
Nymphs - Cold
Sunrise Avenue - Only
Glashaus - Bis Zum Mond Und Zurück
Pierangelo Bertoli - Quel Giorno
Diehard Youth - You Are
Everything But The Circus - Burn The Ac
The Teeth - Road Bends
S.p.o.c.k. - Out In Space
Skeeter Davis - Joshua
You And I - We All Bleed
U-god - K.j. Rhyme
Nickelodeon - The Campfire Song Song - Spongebob Squarepants
Chris Daughtry - Crashed
Gigi Finizio - Amore, Amore
Faron Young - Maybe
Belladonna - Mrs. Hyde
Francesco Tricarico - La Pesca
Hechizo - Romance Ilegal



Al Stewart - Old Admirals and all other song lyrics on this site are property and copyright of their respective owners and are provided for educational and informative use only. All song texts are personal interpretations of real songs and has no concern to the original texts. All music videos are from Youtube. We don't have any video on our server, this is only an automatic search for videos hosted on Youtube. If you like the song, please buy relative CD.

paroles song text zodziai versuri klipas letra dalszöveg liedertexte paroles letras musicas teks lagu lyrics versuri letra teksti laulusonad mp3 dalszöveg download lirik müzik zeneszöveg teksto zene dziesmu
Contact us    Privacy Policy    Terms of Use