Jon attributes this to an unknown shanty album and is also conscious of adapting it to suit his own needs. “I tweaked the words of this to go with Pete Flood’s arrangement for Bellowhead, and I can’t remember the original words now. It feels like a fairly recent song, maybe mid twentieth century, but as far as I know no one knows of an author – another song bequeathed to ‘the traditional’ by some modest soul presumably.” The Karui trees point this in the direction of New Zealand, with the song also being known as The Sailor’s Way.
The buy links should now work properly. We had some problems with a duplicate track and everything needed to be updated, but I’ve just tested them and they are now OK!
You can buy the digital album now from the following stores: