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#SeptemberSongs Day 22 – The gallant frigate Amphitrite

This is perhaps the Folk equivalent of a jazz standard.  I originally learned it from The Penguin Book Of English Folk Songs but have since heard versions by Kimbers Men, Jon Boden, A.L.Lloyd and several others.

It’s a classic sea song which marries together a very singable tune and a great story.  You can just imagine sailors in the freezing cold on their way round cape horn, singing this and dreaming of those ‘glorious days’ to come.


Lyrics: from memory
Takes: 1

Download: 22 The gallant frigate Amphitrite

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