Ships with Sails Aug 2, 2006 9:18:03 GMT
Post by TheWallsScreamedPoetry on Aug 2, 2006 9:18:03 GMT
Well, you asked how much I love you
Why do ships with sails love the wind?
And will I be thinking of you
will I ever pass this way again?
I'll be returning some day
please don't ask me my direction
Let my tracks be buried in the sea
Cause to wander's my infection
till the four winds bring you back to me
Don't count your memories
think of me as just a dream
Just like this melody I sing
Featured on the album Other Voices in October 1971 Ships w/ Sails is without doubt one of the finest of the post Jim Morrison Doors tracks.
A concert regular it was likely as not played at every gig the Jim-less Doors performed and several fine versions of it exist on bootlegs.
Sung superbly by Ray it is one of the few songs from the post Jim period that would have fit in well with the LA Woman album.
Now it's pretty much accepted that the Other Voices songs with Jerry Scheff on bass were from around the LA Woman period....'Down On The Farm', 'I'm Horny I'm Stoned' and 'Wandering Musician'.
The others mainly with with Jack Conrad and including Ray Neopolitan who played bass on Ships with Sails along with Willie Ruff were probably recorded after Jim's death during the September period that saw the Other Voices session.
Indeed its not logical that Ray Neopolitan was brought in for the OV sessions for one song which brings us to the conclusion that the music to Ships with Sails was likely from the Morrison Hotel period and the lyric and the addition of Ruffs acoustic bass added during the OV recording to the original Morrison Hotel track.
But of course that does not mean 'Ships with Sails' was not WRITTEN during the LAW period or that it was not brought to an LA Woman session and presented to Morrison.
Did he ever sing it.....now thats a question?