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Yo Ho

It took me a while to make it out
The weather was frightful you know
And now that I'm thinking I don't remember inviting myself to the show

Thank you for coming it's getting late
And I know you've got places to be
Children to tend you and questions to pester your wife as you lull her to sleep

I used to work shipping in the Netherlands
The runs were each seven months long
And all I could do was sing ocean songs to all the men as they prayed through the night

So I sang yo ho, yo ho
Say a few prayers for me
You are not alone out here

Yo ho, yo ho
Lie down and go get some sleep
Let your spirit come back to you

So maybe you'll hear something here tonight, that will give you a reason to stay
To laugh or to cry or to say your goodbyes to a long and a troublesome day

So sit by the bar for a couple rounds, and listen ‘til you've had your fill
Then stumble on home and sleep peacefully, while the rest of us wait for the dawn

And we’ll sing yo ho, yo ho
Breathe in the salt and the sea
You are not alone out here

Yo ho, yo ho, what does it mean to be free?
To let your spirit come back to you?

And you may not believe me but we’ll be back there soon okay, so just hold on
And you may not believe me, but your family's been waiting since the day you were gone

And you may not believe me but we’ll be back there soon okay, so just hold on
And you may not believe me, but your family's been waiting since the day you were gone

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from Don't Be Afraid of Dragons, released January 14, 2017

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Down With The Ship Boston, Massachusetts

Down With The Ship is a Boston area rock band with a rabid following. We are Zombie Killers all.

Malachy Duffy, vocals, guitar
Conor Duffy, drums
Nate Teebagy, bass
Joe Elkhoury, guitar
Ben Beal, keyboard, backing vocals
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