Small Stowaway

(Words and music by and © Talis Kimberley, 1992)

You smiled sweetly out from the dark
You’ve been holding space in my heart
Don’t know how far this ship can sail
But we’re going to see mermaids and we’re going to hear whales

Oh small stowaway, what shall I say to you?
Goodness knows when we will next strike land
Oh small stowaway, what shall I do with you?
This ship will take you as far as she can

Take you with me over the sea,
Show you starlight, sing up a breeze
Let’s count fishes, how many kinds?
Let the Fisher-King keep what the Fisher-King finds;

Oh small stowaway, what shall I say to you?
Goodness knows when we will next strike land
Oh small stowaway, what shall I do with you?
This ship will take you as far as she can

Dark clouds gather, fire at the mast,
They don’t scare me, I’ll hold you fast
We can weather any old storm
With a lamp and a compass and a stove to keep warm

Then, small stowaway, then I shall sing to you
You close your eyes now and sleep for a while
And small stowaway, then I shall look at you
Treasure your yawning and cherish your smile
Oh small stowaway, whatever shall I say to you?
Goodness knows when we will next strike land
Oh small stowaway, what shall I do with you?
This ship will take you as far as she can
This ship will take you as far as she can
This ship will take you as far as she can…


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