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From
cover of Uncovered CD
Sample MP3 of Starcharter

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About Starcharter

When I first met Kathy Sheehan at the North Star Bar in Philadelphia, she had just decided to take a 4 month leave of absence from her job at the Daily News to sail to Tahiti with Bachelor number 1. (I later found out I was Bachelor number 3...) At the same time, I would be moving back to Bellingham, so we figured we'd have a fling and that would be the end of it.

I went with her to a tutorial on celestial navigation taught by a charming, eccentric old man. As it grew closer to our departure dates, we realized it was not going to be easy to say goodbye. This song was a result of that emotional turmoil.

(She left on the trip, but jumped ship in the Galapagos Islands to spend the summer in Bellingham with me. A year later we were married.)

—Chuck Dingée

Starcharter

Some would say our destiny
Is written by the stars & moon
Tides ebb & flow, the winds they blow
The weatherman seems to think he knows
The muses already scored this tune

Stars so bright, Moon so blue
Won't you tell me what to do?
Your tides are pulling her away
Will they bring her back someday?

She's called by the sea
I long to walk among the tall trees
The branches sway, the wind's at play
Her sails ought to be full today
But will the wind blow her home to me?

Stars so bright, Moon so blue
Won't you tell us what to do?
Your tides are pulling her away
Will they bring her back someday?

She's plotting her course now
She's got to find her way somehow
Declinations, calculations
All decisions take patience
How much time do we allow?

Moon so blue, stars so bright
Won't you chart her course tonight?
Your tides that took her far away
Might just bring her back to stay.

—Chuck Dingée


  1. Abbey Road (Joe Young)
  2. The Garden (Joe Young)
  3. Tongue In Cheek (Jamie Shea)
  4. Starcharter (Chuck Dingée)
  5. Second Family (Joe Young)
  6. Steel Blue Kiss (Joe Young)
  7. Hold Your Hand (Joe Young)
  8. Own Person (Jamie Shea)
  9. Gaia (Chuck Dingée and Steve McGowan)
  10. Precious Stone (Joe Young)
  11. Guy's Song (Joe Young)