“I Thought to the Bottom We Would Go”


The singer recalls a voyage "with the skipper Of a god-damned Yankee clipper" in which "I thought to the bottom we would go." Leaving port with a large cargo of supplies and a few passengers (half of them whores), the crew narrowly averts disaster


I feel quite sure that this is a fragment of something else -- but the surviving portion is so damaged that I cannot tell what. - RBW


  1. Meredith/Covell/Brown, pp. 97-98, "I Thought to the Bottom We Would Go" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, MCB097


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1982
Found in: Australia