Commentary to the song “Become a Seaman”.
This song harmonizes with the sailor song “The Beginners”:
Mirthful waves dance on the scope,
While behind the heavy tempests,
Don’t ye hasten to fall in love with,
They’ll come back to their own harbor
What’s the reason, O ye sea souls,
And there is Stanislav Slutsker’s song “Albatrosses”, which has much in common with this one. And, of course, it calls to mind Valery Belozerov’s poem “The Ship”.
The song was performed in the film “The Wind of Hope” (1978).
The song was written in 1976.