This I think is a cracker and Jon says, “Bellamy generally opened his gigs with this one. A great song for extending your vocal range – before I learnt it I couldn’t get much above an E, but a managed to push it up to a G through this song.” A barnstorming way to start an evening I’ll warrant. As you’d expect Mainly Norfolk has the Bellamy angle covered, whilst also referring to versions by Roy Harris and Damien Barber. I like the former’s sleeve note, “This pithy autobiography has everything: press-gang, storm, battle, bloodshed…” I think you can add philandering, Nelson and a nicely humorous twist to the retirement, ending. I’ll also link to this Mudcat thread, which has the bonus of a whole extra verse, not in Bellamy’s or Jon’s versions, but which adds some more fine detail. Should anyone fancy it, here’s a site of Naval history to get lost in for a while. It’s easy to navigate and read, covering everything from the press gangs, through on-board life to the Battle Of Trafalgar.