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After two acclaimed Pacific voyages, Captain Cook is “rewarded” with an administrative assignment at Greenwich Hospital, a position have little prospect of going to sea again. In this song he dreams of commanding one final voyage.

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Blue Horizon
(Music: Tim Hunter; Lyrics: Frederick McKinnon)


LET ME SEE A BLUE HORIZON
AND AN ISLAND WILL BE FOUND
ALLOW ME THE VAST PACIFIC
NOT A CITY WHERE I’M BOUND
I WANT A BLUE HORIZON . . . BLUE HORIZON

I AM A SON OF LAND
HAILED AS MASTER OF THE SEA
THE OCEAN IS IN MY SOUL
AND THE WIND DOES SET ME FREE

I’VE GONE FARTHER THAN ANY MAN
I’D SAIL FROM POLE TO POLE
MY CHARTS WILL BE MY LEGACY
I’VE BEEN TWO TIMES AROUND THE GLOBE

LET ME SEE A BLUE HORIZON
AND AN ISLAND WILL BE FOUND
ALLOW ME THE VAST PACIFIC
NOT A CITY WHERE I’M BOUND
I WANT A BLUE HORIZON . . . BLUE HORIZON

I know I’ve been away from my family a great deal—for years at a time .
But once my objectives have been achieved, I always returned.

HOME TO MY SONS AND BETH
ACROSS THE AZURE SEAS
BACK TO MY HEART’S DESIRE
IS WHERE I OUGHT TO BE

NOW MY JOURNALS DO I WRITE
SOME PROM’NENT MAPS BEGUN
AT HOME WITH BETH AND BOYS
HONOR AND POSITION WON

YET WHEN I SEE A BLUE HORIZON
AN ISLAND WILL BE FOUND
ALLOW ME THE VAST PACIFIC
NOT A CITY WHERE I’M BOUND
BLUE HORIZON . . . BLUE HORIZON

credits

from Blue Horizons - Volume 1 of Songs from 'Journeys: Captain James Cook', released February 14, 2018
Tim Hunter: Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards; Drums: Dan Mizen
Produced by Tim Hunter for Northern Soundscapes.
Recorded at Northern Soundscapes Studios, Knaresborough
(Drums Recorded at Active Audio, Harrogate)
Copyright © 2018 Tim Hunter and Frederick McKinnon. All rights reserved. This work is registered with the UK Copyright Service: Registration No: 284700072

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Tim Hunter Knaresborough, UK

Northern Soundscapes is Tim Hunter's music label. He is a singer/songwriter/producer. His musical compositions range from ballads through to classic rock and have been enjoyed by audiences both in Europe and the United States.

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