"CARRY ME OUT TO SEA"

written by Mark Haines and Kevin Conner

Lyricist Mark Haines.

12/11/21 – I added an English Horn part plus tweaked the string part. Also saved project as a WAV for YouTube video.

CARRY ME OUT TO SEA
lyrics Mark Haines | music Kevin Conner

I live in the Middle West at the edge of a great, wide plain
Where the rolling hills turn green in summer, and the rivers run with rain
My dad’s dad and his dad too, they worked the good, green earth
But my grandfather’s grandfather was a sailing man by birth

And it’s a far, far cry from where I am to where I want to be
So, put me on a sailing ship and carry me out to sea

I’ve loved the life, I’ve loved the land; but my hands are caked with dirt
I long to sing the sailors’ songs and wear the cap and shirt
Sometimes I fall to dreaming in the middle of the day
The clouds sail by above me, and the cornfields fade away

And it’s a far, far cry from where I am to where I want to be
So, put me on a sailing ship and carry me out to sea

Kevin Conner guitar/vocal recording of “Carry Me Out to Sea” done at Bird-On-Fire Recording.