DAVE’S AUSTRALIA DAY ADVENT JUKEBOX #5

LONELY SAILOR was one of my earliest songs, written I think about 1974 or early 1975 on my Tiesco in my Bicton bedroom.  Is it particularly Australian? Well, I think the line ‘I’m a rockout from Blackwall Reach’ qualifies.

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I’m a lonely sailor just like any Albert Finney

With my hair greased back

Just like any Laurence Harvey

I’m a rock out from Blackwall Reach

But I don’t have any Elizabeth Taylor

And I won’t be the groom of Princess Caroline

And I don’t even have

A Saturday night tramp to call mine.

I’m a lonely sailor just like any Laurence Harvey

No Lizzy Taylor

No eyes like Albert Finney

I’m a rock out from Blackwall Reach

Ten years behind my time

Twenty years ahead

What good will it do me if girls love me when I’m dead.

I’m a lonely sailor just like any Albert Finney

With my hair greased back

Just like any Laurence Harvey

I’m a rock out from Blackwall Reach

But I don’t have any Elizabeth Taylor

And I won’t be the groom of Princess Caroline

And I don’t even have

A Saturday night tramp to call mine.

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