Saturday, April 21, 2012
S is for SON OF A SON OF A SAILOR
This song is the title song of one of my favorite Jimmy Buffett albums Son of a Son of a Sailor (1978). As we know from following Jimmy's other songs, he actually is the son of a son of a sailor in that his grandfather was a sailing ship captain.
This song celebrates sailing and being on the water. As Jimmy says, :The sea's in my veins, my tradition remains, I'm just glad I don't live in a trailer". He has never been fond of the trailer parks scattered over Florida and especially hates them in the Keys.
This song more than many others speaks to how this guy became such a hit with many people. He dreams the same dream, sings about them in song and then goes out and lives the dream, but shares it all with his fans like he's their best friend. I have to admit that there are times in my life his songs have been my best friend.
Hey, this weekend go down to the ocean and listen to some Buffett!!!