Monday, July 9, 2012

great maritime songs - 7. 'Sail on Sailor'

This song was a minor hit for the Beach Boys in 1973, but Ray Kennedy of the band KGB had co-written it with Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys.

The Beach Boys version is literally about a sailor; as rewritten by Kennedy, it follows the same general direction, but instead is about a gospel singer trying to get out of the ghetto. Above are both versions.

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