Sailors are notorious story tellers.
They spin many an implausible yarn. Some claim to be phenomenal love engines.
I believed a lot of their tales when young. Looking back, a lot of the time I was listening to the imaginings of young male virgins much of the time.
So, years later, I wrote a blues lyric about just how their mighty fictional feats might not be appreciated.
True Love’s two loves
I once had a special boy
And to him I was true,
Though he was my only love
He is in love with two!
I’m one of my true love’s two loves.
Our boy is real caring
And he enjoys the sharing,
With both of my true love’s two loves.
I found out and challenged him,
He said it’s nothing new.
It’s good to have one lover
But he get’s more love with two
And we’re both my true love’s two loves.
He’s got too much love for one
And so to show he cares,
Don’t treat us unfair at all
Gives fair and equal shares
To both of true love’s two loves.
I gave up my special boy
When he looked up at me
Said “I feel so full of joy
I’ve got ‘nough love for three”!
I’m through with true love’s new loves.
We once had a special boy
And to him we were true.
Though he was our only one
He said he loved us two.
We were both my true love’s two loves.
© Trevor Morgan 1997
From: Lyrics for Candy Blue