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