Hull Through the Eyes of a Sculptor


Stowaway was the song chosen by Chris from a range of potential records (he notes his rejects on drawing number 5). Stowaway was a top ten hit in 1955 for the singer Barbara Lyon. The lyrics below show how the song adds another dimension to this interesting sculpture:

Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh

I’d like to go away – be a stowaway
take a trip on a ship,
let my worries blow away
There are still many treasure islands
that wait to be explored,
and the wide world
is full of wonders for me.

When a ship’s standing in the harbour,
I wish myself aboard
and I hide ‘til the rolling tide
carries me to sea.

 Then I go sailing far off to Zanzibar,

Though my dream places seem
better than they really are,
‘way down deep in my heart
I keep them as people will often do,
who are stay at home stow aways too.
I’d like to too.

You can hear the song 'Stowaway' sung by Barbara Lyon on You Tube (see Related Links at the bottom of the page).

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