1. Setting out to sea in the big white boat
We've gone each week for years
Setting out in style from Baltimore
Past the old wooden piers.
Sail on small wooden boats,
Diggin' for Cheseapeake Gold,
Sail on big white boat,
The one they say is too old...
2. Past Fells Point and Federal Hill
To the ocean we will go
Pausing at the bridge at Sparrow's Point
To watch the barges tow
3. On the upper deck in the morning sun
Playing cards to past the time
Chasing all the young folks first time out
From the place that has always been mine.
4. Dancing to a tune by a band I know
From summertime trips before
Waltzing in the arms of a girl I've met
Across the old wooden floor.
Written about the Cheseapeake pleasure boats that were going
to be discontinued. Have since been rescued. Recorded by
Bill Destler as part of Rock Creek on their tape.