• Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Beautifully presented digi-pak compact disc with a multi page booklet featuring subversive cross stitch artwork by Jenny M. Thomas and photography by John Laurie. Design by Russel Bradley

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Traditional Australian song with origins in England


I sing of a captain not unknown to fame. A naval commander Bill inks was his name. He sailed where the Murray's green waters do flow did this freshwater shellback with a yo heave a yo,

Derry Down Down, Down Derry Down.

Oh captain O captain lets make for the shore for the winds they do rage and the winds they do roar. Nay said the captain though fierce winds do blow I'll stick to my vessel with a yo heave a yo,

Derry Down Down, Down Derry Down.

Oh Captain Oh Captain the waves sweep the deck Oh captain Oh captain we'll soon be a wreck. To the rivers deep bosom each seaman will go but the captain laughed lightly with a yo heave a yo,

Derry Down Down, Down Derry Down.

Farewell to the maiden the girl I adore.
Farewell to my friends I shall see you no more.

Derry Down Down,
Derry Down Down...
and so on on and on....


from Bush Gothic, released August 1, 2011
Trad. arranged J.Thomas



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