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Folk Song – Big Steamers

Yet another Kipling poem set to music by Peter Bellamy – I make no apologies for this one, it’s brilliant!

Kipling wrote this around the first world war as a way of helping children understand the importance of the shipping trade. It is written as a back and forth between a child and the ‘big steamers’ of the title. (more info)


Lyrics: from memory
Takes: 1

Download: Big Steamers

P.S. The best version of this song is by The Wilsons – the harmonies are sublime!

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