Bonus track: Grey Funnel Line (After show session live at Courtyard Arts, Hereford, 19th Feb 2011 with The Remnant Kings + audience)
Jon credits the Silly Sisters as his source saying. “Maddy and June’s version is unbeatable, but this is also a great song for harmonies, if it doesn’t drag too much. Cyril Tawney certainly knew how to write ’em.”
I’ll add an amen to that. Mainly Norfolk covers the recordings and we have Cyril’s own thoughts on the song here. It gives a marvellous insight into the creative process and the sailor’s life in one hit, I’m much taken with the idea that it’s the first evening aboard ship, with the prospect of many more to come that generates the deepest feeing. Like so many things, the first hurdle is the toughest.
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