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Artist/Band: Great Big Sea
Lyrics for Song: Yankee Sailor
Lyrics for Album: Safe Upon the Shore [2010]



We were poor

But I was satisfied

And I thought that you were, too



You were pure

And I was terrified

I wasn't good enough for you



When they sailed

Into the harbour

I could see it in your eyes



I knew

That you were dreaming

Of leaving me behind



You say "America is beautiful"

And I sure hope you're right

If I could see you across the water

I'd say "America is beautiful tonight"

I'd say "America is beautiful tonight"



When I met

That Yankee sailor

He stood tall and shook my hand



He took pleasure

In the moment

In the measure of a man



Then he turned

And left me standing

And he asked you out to dance



But when you met

That Yankee sailor

I knew I didn't stand a chance



You say "America is beautiful"

And I sure hope you're right

If I could see you across the water

I'd say "America is beautiful tonight"

I'd say "America is beautiful tonight"

Beautiful tonight



We were poor

But I was satisfied

And I thought that you were, too



You were pure

And I was terrified

I wasn't good enough for you



You say "America is beautiful"

And I sure hope you're right

If I could see you across the water

I'd say "America is beautiful tonight"

I'd say "America is beautiful tonight"

I'd say "America is beautiful tonight"


Album Lyrics: Safe Upon the Shore [2010]


Great Big Sea
"Safe Upon the Shore [2010]"


1. Long Life (Where Did You Go)
2. Nothing But A Song
3. Yankee Sailor
4. Good People
5. Dear Home Town
6. Over The Hills
7. Hit The Ground And Run
8. Safe Upon The Shore
9. Have A Cuppa Tea
10. Wandering Ways
11. Follow Me Back
12. Road To Ruin
13. Gallows Pole
14. Don't Wanna Go Home
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