Shining Blue Sea

Lyrics: Robert Hunter
Music: Robert Hunter

Green in the valley and margins between
Green along green along green
May I go faster? Yes you may go
To the edge of the shining blue sea

May I go slower? Yes you may go
But never more slowly than me
Stay by your side till daylight is done
By the edge of the shining blue sea

Jackie Boy! Master?
How do you fare?
I fare pretty much as I please
Roll with the waves
and ebb with the tide
by the edge of the shining blue sea


Stand by the shadow you cannot outrun
Though your footsteps be ever so fleet
I will go with you wherever the sun
Reflects on the shining blue sea

May I go darkly in midnight, no moon
Nor hint of a light in the east?
I cannot stop you, go it alone
Even a shadow must sleep

Jackie Boy! Master?
How do you fare?
I fare pretty much as I please
Roll with the waves
and ebb with the tide
by the edge of the shining blue sea


May I come back here? No you may not
Your days have delivered your deed
Go you alone and find you a home
In the deep of the shining blue sea

Green in the valley and margins between
Green along green along green
May I go faster? Yes you may go
To the edge of the shining blue sea