art Coming About reflects on the small sailboats that fill the waters around Ireland. The treachery has been discovered first-hand by many great sailing men over the centuries. The sea is so alluring and seductive, it is no wonder that somany have lost their way. I have a great respect for the sea. My father built sailboats, raced them and became Commodoreof a local yacht club. My sons love to sail in the San Francisco bay. I watch from the shore and admire the scenery.

Music: The Donegal Jig

Coming About

Afloat in uncharted seas
Days are filled with toil and ease
You can do almost as you please
Provided you get a favorable breeze

The horizon hides places unknown
Unhidden as sails are blown
Some islands provide jam and scone
Whereas others are barren stone


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