Seadogs in Luperon bay

from by Colin Williams

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Written in Luperon in the Dominican Republic. Luperon bay is a very safe place to be for sailboats when the hurricane season is active. Many of the sailors I met though never seemed to leave once they got here, a bit of a Hotel California syndrome. So I wrote this for one of my friends Ray who is from the north east of england but now lives in Luperon.

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Well your compass is set and your fate it is sealed
Dice have been cast like the cards you been dealed
And you no theres no future in wasting away
You could steer by the stars set your sails and slip away
Cause there must be someplace you belong
And you feel like you ought to be gone
Now your sails have been flaked much too long
Like the seadogs in old Luperon

There are sailors who’ve sailed
Over all seven seas
That end up in hurricane holes such as these
Where the roots of the mangroves
They wrap around your soul
Where your forever young, long before you get old
But the boats never move in the bay
On their anchors they swing and they sway
Sun he beats down everyday
On the seadog in Luperon Bay

Captains and sailboats in harbour they rot
Escaping the world in a land time forgot
Where the chicos are cheap
And the days always slow
There’s no weather window so why should you go
And you call for the Captain to come
But he’s drunk far too much of the rum
At the end of the days setting sun
Keeps those seadogs in old Luperon

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from Turquoise Blues, released June 25, 2014
Played by The Beat Combo of Ewan Blackledge, Juje Hexy, and Colin Williams

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Col Williams UK

The songs are inspired, from my real life encounters. I almost always try to see the humorous side of life. All the songs here we're written on my holiday escapes from those cold English winters. Now I have given up my home on dry land and have bought a sailboat to search out new adventures and find those moments that inspire another Col Williams song. ... more

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