Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Happy Birthday Willie Nelson



Happy Birthday to Willie Nelson - 75 years old today. The video of this duet with Bob Dylan is from Willie's 60th birthday celebration.

Also on this day, April 30...

In 1492 Christopher Columbus received his commission of exploration...

In 1993, CERN announced that the World Wide Web would be free to anyone...

And the rest is history....

What has all this to do with sailing? Not a lot. Except that Columbus was a sailor (and so is Bob Dylan for that matter) and without the Web how would sailors read about socks?

3 comments:

Team Gherkin said...

Has Willy Nelson written a Rock Opera about Sailing Sox lately? Why not...?!? [falls over laughing at his own foolishness]

Cyalayta
Mal :)

tillerman said...

Don't be silly Mal. This is a serious sailing blog.

But just for you (and all the ladies reading), here are the lyrics of a Willie Nelson song about socks (sort of).

Put another log on the fire.
Cook me up some bacon and some beans.
And go out to the car and change the tyre.
Wash my socks and sew my old blue jeans.
Come on, baby, you can fill my pipe,
And then go fetch my slippers.
And boil me up another pot of tea.
Then put another log on the fire, babe,
And come and tell me why you're leaving me.

Now don't I let you wash the car on Sunday?
Don't I warn you when you're gettin fat?
Ain't I a-gonna take you fishin' with me someday?
Well, a man can't love a woman more than that.
Ain't I always nice to your kid sister?
Don't I take her driving every night?
So, sit here at my feet 'cos I like you when you're sweet,
And you know it ain't feminine to fight.

So, put another log on the fire.
Cook me up some bacon and some beans.
Go out to the car and lift it up and change the tyre.
Wash my socks and sew my old blue jeans.
Come on, baby, you can fill my pipe,
And then go fetch my slippers.
And boil me up another pot of tea.
Then put another log on the fire, babe,
And come and tell me why you're leaving me.

Team Gherkin said...

[grabs his harmonica and starts playing along, happily, and in tune]

Hope you have a great weekend of sailing, kind sir.

Cyalayta
Mal :)

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