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Songs from Markham Harbor:

 We the People
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 You and Jack
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 Markham Harbor

Markham Harbor

The ketch we call the Pearl is steeple-high, steeple-high
Every party is a wedding rolling by
Champagne in lush supply

On its cabin-top the boatswain beats a song, beats a song
The dolphins in its bow wave play along
More than twenty verses on

I can see the masts and spars above the trees
It's a minute's boyish run down to the quays
You do what you must to keep your child in port
But the current's in its favor
And the wind is always dreamward
And it's always headed out from Markham Harbor

Trained for summer is the tidy Mandalay, Mandalay
Bound for George Town in her double-handed way
Twin sisters on her trail

I can see the masts and spars above the trees
It's a minute's boyish run down to the quays
You do what you must to keep your child in port
But the current's in its favor
And the wind is always dreamward
And it's always headed out from Markham Harbor

Lined up at the docks
For charter or for sale
Shiny sloop and ancient schooner
Brigantine and caravel
Your dream's every detail

I can see the masts and spars above the trees
It's a minute's boyish run down to the quays
You do what you must to keep your child in port
But the current's in its favor
And the wind is always dreamward
And it's always headed out from Markham Harbor


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 © 2012 Bruce Kula