“Sailing Out on the Ocean”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1929 (recording, Haskell Wolfenbarger)
Keywords: loneliness warning gambling courting floatingverses
Found in: US(Ap)

Description

Singer is sailing the ocean; says if he gets shot or drowned there will be no one to weep for him. Despite his mother's usual warning, he gambled and lost his life savings while drunk. The only girl he has loved has turned her back on him

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