He shall sail the seven seas,
I shall stay at home.
He shall drink in strange cities,
I shall drink alone.
He shall stride over foreign soil,
And dance upon the wave.
I shall sit, and spin, and toil--
They will call him brave.
Words & music by Carole Rose Livingston, based on Dorothy Parker's poem "Penelope"; Also inspsired by the title of Peggy Seeger's record album "Penelope isn't waiting anymore". (c) 1992