The Voyage lyrics

by Christy Moore

I am a sailor, you're my first mate
We signed on together, we coupled our fate
Hauled up our anchor, determined not to fail
For the hearts treasure, together we set sail

With no maps to guide us we steered our own course
Rode out the storms when the winds were gale force
Sat out the doldrums in patience and hope
Working together we learned how to cope

Life is an ocean and love is a boat
In troubled waters that keeps us afloat
When we started the voyage, there was just me and you
Now gathered round us, we have our own crew

Together we're in this relationship
We built it with care to last the whole trip
Our true destination's not marked on any charts
We're navigating to the shores of the heart

Life is an ocean and love is a boat
In troubled waters that keeps us afloat
When we started the voyage, there was just me and you
Now gathered round us, we have our own crew

Life is an ocean and love is a boat
In troubled waters that keeps us afloat
When we started the voyage, there was just me and you
Now gathered round us, we have our own crew

Song Details

Johnny Duhan

Music & Lyrics: Johnny Duhan - Born in Limerick, Ireland

Song Release by John: 2005

Occupation: Singer/songwriter

Instruments: Vocals, guitar

Active Years: 1966 - present

Brief: The song was offered to Christy Moore which he recorded in 1989 - it went on to become the most popular version of the song. The song is about 'the voyage' of life together in marriage and family life... working together through good times and testing times with the determination to make it work as depicted by the lyrics, We built it with care to last the whole trip.

Category: Folk

Covers: Christy Moore (featured), Celtic Thunder, Donna Taggart, John McDermott, Lee Matthews...

The Voyage by Christy Moore is featured on the album On the Road (Nov 17, 2017)

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