lovely lyrics: my ship

My ship has sails that are made of silk
The decks are trimmed with gold
And of jam and spice there’s a paradise
In the hold

My ship’s aglow with a million pearls
And rubies fill each bin
The sun sits high in a sapphire sky
When my ship comes in

I can wait the years ’til it appears
One fine day one spring
But the pearls and such they won’t mean much
If there’s missing just one thing

I do not care if that day arrives
That dream need never be
If the ship I sing doesn’t also bring
My one true love to me

– lyrics by Ira Gershwin, music by Kurt Weill, from Lady In The Dark (1941)

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