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Originally released on the 1994 album Hope & Glory (Geffen/RCA).

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Cabin boy

I wanna go to Frisco bay
Drink my liquor and spend my pay
Sling my hammock and hoist the boat
Knuckle under and learn the ropes
Action stations, all correct
Trim the rigging and swab the deck
Hard to starboard - man ahoy
I wanna be your cabin boy
All night...all night

Cabin boy work night and day
Cabin boy goes all the way
Man the capstan, work the pump
Cook and carry and fetch and hump
Set the sextant, strip the guns
Bite the biscuit, beat the drums
Do the hornpipe - jump for joy
I wanna be your cabin boy
All night...all night

I wanna be your cabin boy all night
I wanna be your cabin boy all night...

Set the sextant, strip the guns
Bite the biscuit, beat the drums
Do the duties I enjoy
I wanna be your cabin boy
All night...all night

I wanna be your cabin boy all night
I wanna be your cabin boy all night
All night.

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from I Wanna Be Your Cabin Boy, released October 5, 2009
Written by Tom Robinson and published by Notting Hill Music

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Tom Robinson London, UK

Tom Robinson (b.1950) is a UK songwriter & broadcaster first known in the 70s as an anti-racist and LGBT campaigner. He released 19 albums between 1975-2001 with various bands and has co-written songs with Elton John, Peter Gabriel, Dan Hartman and Manu Katché. He's an award-winning presenter at BBC Radio 6 Music, and released Only The Now (his first album in 19 years) in October 2015. ... more

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