The Mutiny Of Captain Lucky

from by Dan Franklin

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Come with me to a desert island in the middle of the Carribbean. See the noble marooned Captain’s cracked skin succumbing to the harsh sea air and sun. Feel his disappointment that his crew couldn’t carry on his vision. Hear the armada hauling through the ocean after the mutiny of captain lucky



We shoved off with Lucky in ’23
with little more than a handful of dreams.
Lucky was driven, clever, and bold
with visions much grander than silver or gold.
We lost some good crew to the hazardous tide,
but our master’s convictions were stubborn as time.
With sweat on our brows, we gave him our trust,
eager to see just how lucky he was.
To see just how lucky he was.

Oh the flag that we fly is the same, but the main sail now billows with the cold wind of change.
Our skipper marooned, but the cost was un-weighed. Haul away, me boys haul away.
Captain Lucky’s heading was true, now the helm spins to service these mutinous fools
If a man dares to question, he’ll just be run through.
Haul away. Through the darkness, me boys. Haul away.

Our labors paid off, the ship, she flew
when whispers arose from the covetous crew,
Maggie and Michaels and more of their kind
left our dear Lucky alone to die
Left him alone to die


Meanwhile, our commander, on his distant atoll, with the elements burrowing into his bones,
Cracked a wry smile and spoke from his soul ‘we’ll settle this matter with Davy Jones’
Settle it with Davy Jones.


Our sabers red, our hearts are stone.
The bowsprit points to waters unknown.
Perhaps one day through a wiser eye,
we’ll finally see that Lucky was right.


from The Best Ride Of Your Life, released September 23, 2015
Guitar, Bass, Bouzouki, Mandolin – Dan Franklin
Fiddle – Suemy Gonzalez
Penny Whistle – Bill Lewis
Accordion – Noel Melanio
Alfaia, Hand Cymbals, Pandero, Ganza, Bells, Shakers, Drum Brake, Celtic Cross, Surdinho, Shells – Simon Carroll



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Dan Franklin Corona, California

Dan Franklin is a Los Angeles based singer/producer/songwriter/composer/multi- instrumentalist.

As a multi-instrumental performer, he’s spanned every genre, playing with everyone from Slash to Leann Rimes on every stage from Disneyland to the Grand ‘Ole Opry. In addition to playing well with others, Dan also plays in the duo ‘Dan and Leland’.
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