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My Ship

Lyrics:Ira Gershwin
Music:Kurt Weill

The song was publishe 1941.

"My Ship" is a popular song written
for the 1941 Broadway musical Lady in the Dark.

The music is marked "Andante espressivo"; Gershwin describes it as "orchestrated
by Kurt to sound sweet and simple at times,
mysterious and menacing at other".

It was premiered by Gertrude Lawrence in the role of Liza Elliott,
the editor of a fashion magazine.
In the context of the show, the song comes in a sequence in which Elliott,
in psychoanalysis, recalls a turn-of-the-century song
she knew in her childhood.

Lady in the Dark

My ship has sails that are made of silk
The decks are trimmed with gold
And of jam and spice
There's a paradise in the hold

My ship's aglow with a million pearls
And rubies fill each bin
The sun sits high in a sapphire sky
When my ship comes in

I can wait the years till it appears
One fine day one spring
But the pearls and such
They don't mean much
If there's missing just one thing

I do not care if that day arrives
That dream need never be
If the ship I sing
Doesn't also bring
My own true love to me

Anita O'Day(My Ship)
Anita O'Day

Nancy Wilson(My Ship)
Nancy Wilson

Sarah Vaughan(My Ship)
Sarah Vaughan

Carmen McRae(My Ship)
Carmen McRae

June Christy(My Ship)
June Christy

Anita O`Day

Sarah Vaughan

June Christy

Doris Day

Judy Garland

Lucy Schaufer and Jonathan Dove

Julie Andrews

"When you hear music, after it's over, it's gone in the air.
You can never capture it again. "

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