The Essex

from by Andrew Laking

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From the Marquesas Islands to the Chilean coast
We sailed fom the reaches of the the furthest sea
Everything we left behind, below
Across these great lines

So don’t tell me about your Greenland Whale Fisheries
Your Frigate La Pique, though they were brave boys

And don’t tell me about your Ancient Mariners
For the good ship The Essex
Every omen was a loss
Every shift, every current pulled her down

Even now I couldn’t stand
If it were not for the blood of my own kin
I can only know one way
Return to the land, is but a small comfort now

From the Marquesas Islands, to the Chilean coast
We sailed from the reaches of the furthest sea


from Here by the Fire, released February 10, 2011
Andy Laking: guitars and vocals
Maaike Beekman and Simon Christie: backing vocals

Lyrics and music by Andy Laking



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