by Billy Joel featured on his 1973 album Piano Man with a live version on his 1981 album Songs in the Attic. It is considered by some to be the most important and pivotal of his early compositions because his performance of the song at an April 15, 1972, live radio concert at Sigma Studios on wmmr in Philadelphia, and. Get the latest music news, watch video clips from music shows, events, and exclusive performances from your favorite artists.
The poem was first published in the pamphlet. A musical version of the poem appears on Carolyn Hester 's 1965 old live album At Town Hall. My Captain does not answer, his lips are pale and still; My father does not feel my arm, he has no pulse nor will; The ship is anchor'd safe and sound, its voyage closed and done; From fearful trip, the victor ship, comes in with. The next three lines tell the captain to "rise up" and join in on the revelries because it is for him.