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James Brockman

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I'm like a ship without a sail
by Kendis & Brockman
New York : Kendis-Brockman Music Co.
145 W 45th St., N.Y.C.

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I sailed away one summer's day, in hope's to find you dear,
I know not where, I do not care, for love it knows no fear.
You took all my love and devotion,
And left me upon love's ocean.

I can hear the waves sighing,
"Where are you tonight?"
I just keep asailing on the blue sea,
But there is no lighthouse shining for me.
Like a babe without a mother,
Who's lost life's golden trail,
Since you went away I drift day by day,
Like a ship without a sail. sail.

I wonder dear, if you are near, I seem to hear you sigh,
I love you too, be patient do, the clouds will soon roll by.
Love's ocean will wash all our sorrow,
We'll meet by the shore tomorrow.


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