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Songs about boating and/or fishing Suggestions pls


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Hi Guys,

I want to put a CD together for my dad, who's a mad hobby fisherman and a big music fan. I want to collect a CD worth of songs on the subject of boats, fishing, sailing whatever.

Here's a few that I have thought of so far:

Fanfare for the common man - Emerson Lake and Palmer (this will open the CD as it triggers memories of an old TV boating from the 80's which used this as the theme music)

Cool Change - Little River Band

And It Stoned Me - Van Morrison

Sailing - Chrisopher Cross

Sailing - Rod Stewart

Sail Away - Dobie Gray

The Downeaster Alexa - Billy Joel

The Whale - Fielding & Dyer

If "Singing The Dolphin Through" by Manfred Mann's Earth Band wasn't such a crap song I'd use that, so no suggestions for that one please (and before you go off at me all you MMEB fans, I'm a fan too - I just don't like that song ok?)

Any suggestions would be welcome. Thanx

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That´s funny, I have a tape with songs a friend of mine had to take when he went fishing... my husband does too, I can´t find that tape but I remember there was "Through my sails" by CS&N... or CNS& Y... I´ll be looking for it today...

Look what I found Googling...http://www.jass.com/tom/next/fishing.html

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A few Hawaii tunes:

"Wooden Boat" by Keola Beamer

"Sailin'" by Cecilio & Kapono

"Come Sail Away" (Dennis De Young) by Keali'i Reichel

"No Ka Moku Kiakahi Ke Aloha" by Keali'i Reichel

And others:

"New Hampshire Hornpipe" by Dave Grusin (The kid takes the powerboat for a wild spin scene from "On Golden Pond")

"Out to Sea" by John Williams from "Jaws"

"Boston and St. John's" and "Excursion Around The Bay" by Great Big Sea

And for those who see Space as another kind of sea:

"Star Trek: The Motion Picture Main Theme" by Jerry Goldsmith


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"Brandy" by The Looking Glass has a definite maritime feel.

I recently learned that Billy Joel is really into boats, and there are nautical references all over his songs, especially the Storm Front album.


Fisherman's Blues - The Waterboys

Octopus's Garden - some British group, their name is an insect or something

There's a Fleetwood Mac song called The Bermuda Triangle, but that might be a bad idea.

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Take your pick:

Allman Brothers - Sailin' Cross The Devil's Sea

Aqua - We Belong To The Sea

Arlo Guthrie - Sailor's Bonnett

Barry Manilow - Ships

Beach Boys - Catch A Wave

Beach Boys - Kokomo

Beach Boys - Sail On Sailor

Beach Boys - Sloop John B

Beautiful South - I'll Sail This Ship Alone

Billy Ocean - Carribean Queen

Billy Vaughn - Sail Along Silvery Moon

Blondie - The Tide Is High

Bob Dylan - Shelter From The Storm

Bob Dylan - When The Ship Comes In

Bob Marley - Don't Rock The Boat

Bob Seger - Against The Wind

Bob Seger - Sailing Nights

Bobby Darin - Beyond The Sea

Bobby Rydell - The Fish

Brad Paisley - I'm Gonna Miss Her

Bruce Hornsby - The Tide Will Rise

Cat Stevens - Longer Boats

Chris Deburgh - Sailing Away

Chris Deburgh - Ship To Shore

Christopher Cross - Ride Like The Wind

Christopher Cross - Sailing

Clint Black - When My Ship Comes In

Commodores - Sail On

Creedence Clearwater Revival - Bad Moon Rising

Creedence Clearwater Revival - Sailor's Lament

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Wooden Ships

Crosby, Stills & Nash - Southern Cross

Crosby, Stills & Nash - The Lee Shore

Crosby, Stills & Nash - Wind On The Water

Dave Matthews Band - Captain Of My Ship

David Bowie - Red Sails

Dire Straits - (Emerald City) Single Handed Sailor

Dire Straits - Down To The Waterline

Don Henley - Sit Down You're Rocking The Boat

Donovan - Sailing Homeward

Duran Duran - Crystal Ship

Enya - Sail Away

Eric Carmen - Boats Against The Current

Every Mothers' Son - Come On Down To My Boat

Frank Sinatra - Summer Wind

Frankie Ford - Sea Cruise

Garth Brooks - Sail My Vessel

Genesis - Home By The Sea

Gordon Lightfoot - The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald

Grand Funk Railroad - Closer To Home

Grateful Dead - Lost Sailor

Grateful Dead - Ship Of Fools

Harry Belafonte - Banana Boat (Day-O)

Harry Belafonte - Michael Row The Boat Ashore

Jethro Tull - Sailor

Jimmie Rodgers - The Sailor's Plea

Jimmy Buffet - Son Of A Son Of A Sailor

Joe Cocker - Sail Away

Johnny Nash - I Can See Clearly Now

Lamont Dozier - Fish Ain't Bitin'

Little Feat - Sailin' Shoes

Little River Band - Cool Change

Lolita - Sailor (Your Home Is The Sea)

Loggins & Messina - Sailin' The Wind

Lyle Lovitt - If I Had A Boat

Men At Work - Down By The Sea

Neil Young - Southern Pacific

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - Sailin' On To Hawaii

Otis Redding - (Sittin" On) The Dock Of The Bay

Pete Seeger - Sailing Down My Golden River

Phil Phillips - Sea Of Love

Righteous Brothers - Ebb Tide

Robert Palmer - Sailing Shoes

Rod Stewart - Sailing

Split Enz - Six Months In A Leaky Boat

Stevie Ray Vaughan - Sailing Shoes

Styx - Boat On The River

Styx - Come Sail Away

TG Sheppard - Smooth Sailing

The Doors - Angels And Sailors

The Honeydrippers - Sea Of Love

The Isley Brothers - Smooth Sailin' Tonight

Toad The Wet Sprocket - Walk On The Ocean

Tori Amos - 1000 Oceans

Whitesnake - Sailing Ships

U2 - Sailing

Village People - In The Navy

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