Vahevala

Album: Sittin' In (1971)
Charted: 84
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  • I'm thinking about when I was a sailor
    Spent my time on the open seas
    When we'd stay off the coast of Santa Barbara

    I'd secretly steal ashore
    The natives were waiting for
    The boy with the lazy soul
    To sing with the sailor

    Vahevala, homeless sailor
    Vahevala, homeward sail away
    Vahevala, homeless sailor
    Vahevala, homeward sail away
    Every evening I'd be gone
    Back on board by break of dawn

    I'm thinking about the nights in Jamaica
    Pretty girls dancin' here and there
    Stole a keg and now I'm drunk as a sailor

    The captain he don't know
    Where Billy he done go
    Singing with native girls
    The songs of a sailor

    Vahevala, homeless sailor
    Vahevala, homeward sail away
    Vahevala, homeless sailor
    Vahevala, homeward sail away
    Every single, single way
    Gotta be back on board by break of day

    Every night in Jamaica
    I'd sing with the lady
    And drink with the men till the morning appear

    Healthy sunshine
    Is fresh on my face
    As the songs of the night puts
    The ring in my ear

    Vahevala, homeless sailor
    Vahevala, homeward sail away
    Vahevala, homeless sailor
    Vahevala, homeward sail away
    Every single, single way
    Gotta be back on board by break of

    Vahevala, homeless sailor
    Vahevala, homeward sail away
    Vahevala, homeless sailor
    Vahevala, homeward sail away
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Comments: 2

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn July 22nd 1972, Loggins and Messina performed "Vahevala" on the ABC-TV program 'American Bandstand'...
    Three months earlier on April 8th, 1972 it entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #90; and on April 30th, 1972 it peaked at #84 (for 2 weeks) and spent 5 weeks on the Top 100...
    On the same 'Bandstand' show the duo performed "Nobody But You", it stayed on the Top 100 for 2 weeks, peaking at #86...
    Between 1972 and 1975 the duo had ten Top 100 records, with one reaching the Top 10, "Your Mama Can't Dance" at #4 (for 1 week) on January 21st, 1973.
  • Sara from Silver Spring, MdOn the Loggins and Messina Live at the Santa Barbara Bowl Kenny subs "Jamaica" with "Santa
    Barbara" because that's where both of them currently live.
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