OLD JACK

Song Description

Old Jack is about a shipwright i used to work for; who was the only patron who would not get booted out of the bar for falling asleep.

Song Length 4:00 Genre Folk - Country, Blues - Rural
Tempo Medium Slow (91 - 110) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Moving, Tranquil Subject Boats, Ocean, Sea
Similar Artists Tom Waits, Sting Language English
Era 1900 - 1920

Lyrics

OLD JACK
lyric & music
by Derek Stephen McPhail


OLD JACK DRIFTIN' OFF TO SLEEP IN THE BAR
MIND'S IN A DREAM ON A DISTANT STAR...

SPENDS HIS LIFE BUILDIN' SHIPS TO SAIL ON THE SEA
NOW HE'S SAILIN' OFF IN SPACE THROUGH THE GALAXY...


OLD JACK'S BLUES...

OLD JACK'S BLUES...


LONELY SHIP THAT HE'S
SAILIN' ON


CREW ARE ZOMBIES, THEIR MINDS HAVE GONE...

KNOW HE'S THE CAPTAIN, IN CONTROL OF THE SHIP

WANTS TO GO HOME, BEEN A HELLUVA TRIP...


OLD JACK'S BLUES, YOU KNOW HE KEEPS INSIDE

TOO MUCH SADNESS IS HARD TO HIDE...

PRETTY HARD GOIN' AGAINST THE TIDE

WISH TO CHRIST HE'D LET GO & TAKE THAT RIDE...


TAKE THAT RIDE, JACK...

Lyrics DEREK STEPHEN MCPHAIL Music DEREK STEPHEN MCPHAIL
Producer DEREK STEPHEN MCPHAIL Publisher FLOAT STREET MUSIC
Performance UNCLE STEVE Label BEER WEAZL PRODUCTIONS
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