Sinking Ships (song)

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"Sinking Ships"
Single by Bee Gees
A-side "Words"
Released January 1968 (1968-01)
Format 7", 45rpm
Recorded 7 November 1967
Genre Psychedelic pop
Length 2:21
Label Polydor (United Kingdom)
Atco (United States)
Writer(s) Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb
Producer(s) Robert Stigwood, Bee Gees
Bee Gees flipsides chronology
"Sir Geoffrey Saved the World"
"Sinking Ships"
"The Singer Sang His Song"

"Sinking Ships" is a song by the Bee Gees, released as the B-side of "Words" in January 1968. It was written by Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb and produced by Robert Stigwood and the Bee Gees. The song was unusual for the group in that it featured solo vocal lines from all three Gibb brothers. It was reissued in Germany in 1987. Both tracks were released as a double A in Germany, Netherlands, Japan and France.

The song's structure is a similar to that of "Horizontal", with three verses and a false fade at the end of the verse two.[1]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb.

No. Title Length
1. "Words" 3:13
2. "Sinking Ships" 2:21



  1. ^ Hughes, Andrew. The Bee Gees: Tales Of The Brothers Gibb. Retrieved 16 December 2012.