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The first song released on the Cures What Ails Ya album, this is a Longest Johns original.


Well we're goin' round the cape, gold and shores to find,
  900 miles of wind and waves smashing up the sides.
  We're goin' round the cape, there is no other way,
  For trade, and king, and countrymen, we'll brave the foam and spray
So tell my love that I'll be back someday.
It's rock and roll a-, rock and roll a-, rock and roll away.
When I return, I swear I'm gonna stay,
So rock and roll a-, rock and roll a-, rock and roll away.

I left my home and land to sail a clipper ship
Into the parts of my own map that barely have been writ.
I must be out my mind to leave England in my wake,
But I'll get that silver in my air, we're goin' round the cape


It's a long way home but many miles to go.
There's a gale that's trying to drag us all below.
And I long to dream of any better face,
But what awaits the brave around the cape?

I heard the sailors say, "By God you must be mad.
There's waves as tall as houses and the gales'll knock you flat,
And when the storm has fled and the fog is thick as mud,
It's pray for your deliverance and pray you rightly should."

{Chorus x2}

Rock and roll a-
(Rock and roll a-)
Rock and roll away