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Texas Girl at the Funeral of her Father
Randy Newman sang his own song on his 1977 album Little Criminals. A performance of Nic Jones was collected for his 1998 anthology In Search of Nic Jones.
Here I stand lost in the wind,
Round in circles sailing
Like a ship that never comes in,
Standing by myself.
Sing a sad song for a good man,
Sing a sad song for me;
Sing a sad song for a sailor
A thousand miles from sea.
Here I stand alone on the plain.
Sun’s going down,
It’s starting to rain.
Daddy, we’ll go sailing.