Thank you for the Music - Songs to sing, hum, play the spoons to, bang those pots and wave some flags to

andromeda of plymouth
Susan and Andrew Wilson
Tue 17 Jun 2014 15:15
Isn't it nice to be able to open those hatches and let the sunshine in and a nice breeze waft through all the cabins to dry out those far away corners its hard to get to. Yesterday Susan hauled the washing to the laundry and then went and fetched it back and just sat enjoying being surround ed by lovely clean fresh washing - its the small luxuries in life that are so worth it. She was going to join the huge queue for the machines on the marina but thought better of it and thereby had time for a few other little jobs of course.

Today after a much earlier night (like about 4 hours) to bed the Peeps were up and at it almost as bright and breezy as normal. Andrew is still finding out what he can't do with out a very painful yelp but did this morning finish our painting on the dock and very fetching it is too. Susan was meanwhile catching up on the cleaning and its nearly done and everything is nearly aired out now. When we were ready for a break we wandered up to the bus stop and caught the daily bus that goes right round the island. You don't get to see everything but it gives you the flavour of this lovely place and we got to spot 3 other yachts approaching Faial. The harbour is a bit emptier now so they may be able to go straight to the reception dock instead of anchoring off first.

We have been asked about the songs - you remember those - quite a while ago now and so I have put the list together and here it is, many thanks to all contributors and I am sure there are many we have missed out, just hope the list isn't too long for the post......

ps. we have been enjoying catching up with all the photos of the events in Lagos and the places in between, its looking veery warm there.

More in due course,

Andrew and Susan
Andromeda of Plymouth

Rule Britaniana
Low Lands of Holland,
4 Preps -26 miles
Aaliyah -Rock The Boat
Al Stewart -Life In Dark Water 
Arlo Guthrie -Sailor's Bonnet
Avalon -Bryan Ferry & Roxy Music
Basil Poledouris-The Dinghy Race (Senta) .
Beach Boys -Kokomo
Beach Boys -Sail On Sailor 
Beach Boys -Sloop John B
Beca Boys -Sail on Sailor 
Benjamin Britten-Billy Budd
Billie Holiday -A Sailboat in the Moonlight
Blondie -The Tide Is High 
Blue Peter,
Blue4s Image Ride Captain Ride
Bob Dylan-  Shelter from the Storm
Bobbie Darin -Beyond the Sea 
Bobby Shaftoe,
Bound for South Australia,
Burl Ives -Away Rio
Burl Ives-Leave her Johnny leave her
Burl Ives-What do you do with a drunken sailor
Buster Poindexter-Hot hot hot
Carbon Leaf -Home 
Cat Steven -Longer Boats
Cat Stevens -Angel Sea 
Cat Stevens-The Wind by 
Cecilio and Kapono (from Hawaii) -Sailing
Chris De Burgh -Sailing Away
Christie Moore -The Voyage 
Christopher Cross -Chris Cross
Chubawumba -Tubthumping
Come Sail Away -Styx
Commodores -Sail On
Cowboy Junkies-White Sail 
Craig Toungate-Yo Ho, Ho (and A Bottle of Rum) 
Crash Test Dummies -Swimming in your Ocean 
Cream—Tales of Brave Ulysses
Crosby Still & Nash -Southern Cross
CSN -Shadow Captain
CSN -Southern Cross
CSN&Y -Lee Shore
CSNY  -Wooden Ships
David Gray -Sail Away
Dire Straits -Down To The Waterline
Dire Straits -Singlehanded Sailor
Doors -Land Ho
Doors—Crystal Ship
Double -Capt. of Her Heart
Duran Duran -Rio
Elgar-Sea Pictures
Ella Fitzgerald-Smooth Sailing by 
Elvis Costello -Shipbuilding
Enya -Caribbean Blue
Enya -Orinoco Flow 
Enya -Sail Away
Eric Bogel' -Safe in the Harbor
Eric carmen -Boats Against The Current 
Eric Wakely -Sailing Solo
Every Mother Son -Come on Down to my Boat Baby 
Frank Sinatra -Summer Wind
Freddy McGregor -Big Ship Sailing 
Garth Brooks -The River
Glenn Yarborough -Chanteyman 
Glenn Yarborough -I Could Have Been A Sailor
Goldfinger -99 red balloons
Good Ship Lollipop,
Gordon Bok -Isle a Haut 
Gordon Lightfoot -Ghosts of Cape Horn
Gordon Lightfoot -In the Lee of Christian Island
Gordon Lightfoot—Wreck of Edmund Fitzgerald
Grand Funk Railroad -Closer to my Home
Grand Funk Railroad -I'm Your Captain / Closer To Home
Grateful Dead -Ship of Fools 
Grateful Dead-Franklins Tower
Grateful Dead-Lost Sailor
Great Big Sea -A Boat like Gideon Brown's 
Great Big Sea -Boston & St Johns, Great Big Sea -Wave over Wave
Great Big Sea -Captain Kidd
Great Big Sea-Lukey
Harry Belefonte-Day Oh (Banana Boat song)
Harry Belefonte-Jamaca Farewell
Ian Matthews-keep on sailing - 
In the Navy,
It's Not The Leaving of Liverpool
Jack Johnson-  A Pirate Looks at Forty
Jack Johnson-The Horizon has been defeated 
James White -Splendid Adventure
Jeff Beck -Blue Wind
Jefferson Starship—Santiago, Wooden Ships
Jerry Jeff Walker-Pissn' in the Wind
Jim Morris -The Sailor Race
Jim Morris  -Key Wasted
Jim Morris -Laid Back 
Jimi Hendrix -  Drifting 
Jimmy Buffet -Boats to Build
Jimmy Buffet -Fins
Jimmy Buffet -Landfall
Jimmy Buffet -Lovely Cruise
Jimmy Buffet -Margaritaville
Jimmy Buffet -Pirate
Jimmy Buffet Sea of Heartbreak
Jimmy Buffet -Sea of heartbreak
Jimmy Buffet -Take It Back
Jimmy Buffet-Changes in latitudes
Jimmy Buffet-Son of a Son of a Sailor 
Jimmy Buffett -Boats To Build (with Alan Jackson)
Jimmy Buffett -One Particular Harbor
Jimmy Buffett -The Captain and the Kid
Jimmy Buffett-Lovely Cruise
Jimmy Buffett-Mother Ocean
Joan Baez—Spanish Boots
Joe Cocker-Sail Away 
Joined the Navy
Kalapana -Midnight Sailing 
Kenny Chesney -Be as you are
Kenny Chesney -French Kissin' Life 
KT Tunstall -Silent Sea
Leadbelly-Sail On, Little Girl, Sail On
Lindisfarne -Fog on the Tyne
Little Feat -Sailin' Shoes
Little River Band -Cool Change 
Loggins and Messina -Vahevala
Looking Glass-Brandy
Loudan Wainwright's III -Good Ship Venus
Luka Bloom -Sunny Sailor Boy
Lyle Lovett -If I had a boat
Maggie reilly-Silver on the tree / angel tears 
Mark Knoppfler and James Taylor -Sailing to Philadelphia 
Mary Black -Columbus
Men at Work -Down Under
Mendelssohn-Fingal's Cave
Michelle Shocked -It must be Luff
Morcheeba -The Sea
Mountain -'Nantucket Sleighride'
My Bonnie lies over the Ocean,
My Heart Will go on,
Nick Cave -The Ship Song
Night Swimming,
Otis Redding -Dock of the Bay
Paul Simon -American Tune
Peter Frampton -sail away
Peter, Paul & Mary -Big Boat
Phil Ochs—Scorpion Departs, Thresher
Queen -Sail Away Sweet Sister
Randy Newman' -Sail away
Red sails in the Sunset,
Rock the Boat,
Rod Stewart -Sailing 4x
Roger & the Goosebumps -'Gilligan's Island’ to the tune of 'Stairway to Heaven'
Roger Whittaker -The Last Farewell
Ry Cooder/Chieftains-Coast of Malabar
Sailors Hornpipe,
Salty Dick -  A Matlow Told Me
Salty Dick -Christopher Columbo
Salty Dick -Priests and Nuns
Salty Dick -The Whores of Sailortown
Salty Dick  North Atlantic Squadron
Sandy denny and the strawbs -sail away to the sea 
Skye Boat Song,
Slow boat to China, Banana Boat Song,
Somewhere, beyond the sea,
Sonia Dada-Sail Away
Split Enz -Six months in a leaky boat
Stan Rogers -  Flowers of Bermuda 
Stan Rogers -Barrett's Privateers
Stan Rogers -Fogarty's Cove
Stan Rogers -Make and Break Harbor
Stan Rogers -The Bluenose
Stan Rogers -The Mary Ellen Carter
Stan Rogers -The wreck of the jeanie c
Stan Rogers -White Squall
Stan Rogers,-  Sailing Down to Ol' Maui
Sting The Wild Wild Sea
Sting -Valaparaiso
Sting -Why Should I Cry for You?
Styx -Come Sail Away
Taj Mahal -Fishin Blues
The beautiful South -I sail this ship alone
The Big Ship sails on the Ally Ally Oo,
The Crinan Canal For Me
The Doors -Land Ho!
The King Singers -The Skye  Boat Song
The Muppets (from Muppet Treasure Island) -Sailing for Adventure
The Owl and the Pussy Cat,
This is the Captain of your Ship,
Toni Childs -Where the Ocean 
Under the beautiful briney sea,
Van Halen -Feels So Good
Van Morrison -Into the Mystic
Vaughan Williams-Sea Symphony
Wagner -Ride of the Valkyries Wagner
What shall we do with the drunken sailor,
When the boat comes in,
Yellow Submarine,