a ship may be safe

05:00
Steve Eulberg
2007-07-10
©2005 Steve Eulberg & Jeff Lilley

Story

Inspired by the words of William Shedd, it took a boatbuilder's love and experience of the craft to finish this beauty up right.

Lyrics

1.A ship may be safe in a harbor, At anchor close to the shore Yeah, a ship may be safe in a harbor, But that ain't what ships were made for. A child may be safe in a mother's arms, There may be safe from harm A child may be safe at home But that ain't what a child was made for. Chorus: Ships were made for sailin' across the high seas More ships and sailors rot in the port, Than ever are drowned in the sea. (x2) 2.When you’re riding the anchor, and the shore is alee and you smell a storm on the breeze, Call up the captain, shorten the sail, Seek safe harbor, or run to the sea. Chorus 3. Help your children to lay a strong keel, Teach them to loft a fair line They’ll build their vessel with beauty and care, And launch on the rising tide. Chorus 4. A ship may be safe in a harbor, At anchor close to the shore Yeah, a ship may be safe in a harbor, But that ain't what ships were made for. That ain’t what a child was made for That ain’t what you were made for.