Noah Could Not Navigate - Audio, video, lyrics

This is a capstan shanty after the old tradition with some modern-day United-Statesian lunacy woven in: climate change deniers, conspiracy theorists, and educators who believe dinosaurs sailed aboard Noah's Ark. The song is aided and abetted by natural sounds of waves, gulls, thunder, rain, and... wait for it... loons! 

Forget the looniness around you for these few minutes and have fun imagining yourself as the bosun or first mate aboard an old sailing ship that somehow glided into a fog bank and emerged in 2016, singing out the Noah's Ark story to your crew as they heave at the capstan, as only a crusty old salt can tell the tale. Back story on my blog... 

If there's a mariner in your life (or even just lurking inside you), you'll want to get a copy of this track for him/her/you. Whatever you do, don't run your ship aground on a mountaintop!

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Song art image - Noah Could Not Navigate

Old Noah could not navigate
But still he built a boat
She had nor sails nor steering gear
But leastways she did float

Weigh, hey! Heave away!
Heave the capstan 'round
Weigh, hey! Heave away!
Heave the anchor off the ground

He builded every cubit
As Jehovah him did tell
And he pitched her
In and out with pitch
She must have looked like hell!

The beasties came from near and far
From ants to wild boars
And Texas educators tell us
Also dinosaurs

His neighbors they did mock him
Saying old Noah was insane
Conspiracy theories abounded
Even as it began to rain

Climate change deniers
Noah heard their howls and groans
As the Ark she floated off
And the all met Davy Jones

But I thinks a few of them
Survived that flood some way
'Cause the same shite
They was spewin' then
Is still with us today

Old Noah could not navigate
Just rode before the gale
And he ran her aground
On a mountain top
And so here ends my tale

Written, performed and produced by Robert Palomo. Copyright © 2016 - All rights reserved.

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