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Recorded live at the Hunterdon County Library, Clinton NJ, March 10, 2011.

A studio version of this song appears on AMERICAN WAKE, by Patrick Clifford (AmericanWake.com).

lyrics

Sea-Fever, by John Masefield

I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by,
And the wheel's kick and the wind's song and the white sail's shaking,
And a grey mist on the sea's face and a grey dawn breaking.

I must go down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide
Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied;
And all I ask is a windy day with the white clouds flying,
And the flung spray and the blown spume, and the sea-gulls crying.

I must go down to the seas again to the vagrant gypsy life.
To the gull's way and the whale's way where the wind's like a whetted knife;
And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover,
And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick's over.

credits

from Neat Little Still: The Authorized Bootlegs, Vol. 1, track released April 1, 2011
Traditional; arr. Patrick Clifford (ASCAP).

Randy Decker: Percussion
Peter Kane: Mandolin

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Patrick Clifford New York, New York

Patrick Clifford is an Irish-American musician, songwriter, and producer.

He performs and records Irish traditional standards; skillfully crafted original songs and compositions; and discerning covers of contemporary Irish and American songwriters such as Pete St. John, Bob Dylan, and Bruce Springsteen.

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