sea fever

Ask Katy

i am hoping to stump you.  many years ago there was a disney? special (methinks it was from florida?) with simon in it.  he recited a poem while aboard the drum that was incredibly powerful about the fury of the ocean.  i had found it at the time, but over the years have forgotten what it was.  any ideas? thank you for your time. linda

"Not stumped! Part of the ABC Special on the opening of (Florida) Disney's Living Seas:"

Sea Fever by John Masefield :

I must go down to the seas again to the lonely sea and the sky, And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by, And the wheel's kick and the wind's song and the white sails shaking, And a grey mist on the sea's face and a grey dawn breaking.

I must go down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied; And all I ask is a windy day with the white clouds flying, And the flung spray and the blown spume and the seagull crying.

I must go down to the sea again, to the vagrant gypsy life, To the gull's way and the whale's way where the wind's like a whetted knife: And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow rover, And a quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trip's over.