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I'd like the entire quote that...

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I’d like the entire quote that contains the words “give me a tall ship” (or something like that). Where is it from?
We think you have in mind a line from the poem “Sea Fever” by the former English poet laureate John Masefield. The opening verse goes like this: “I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky, / And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by, / And the wheel’s kick and the wind’s song and the white sail’s shaking, / And a gray mist on the sea’s face and a gray dawn breaking.”