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Rogue’s Gallery: The Art of the Siren, #41

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Song: Jarvis Cocker: A Drop of Nelson’s Blood (7:13 minutes)
from Rogue’s Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs, and Chanteys, ANTI- 2006.

Artist’s website;
songs playlist.

Buy CD in Germany and elsewhere.

Images: Wang: the pretty creek killer, August 1, 2010.

Lyrics:

1.: A drop of Nelson’s blood wouldn’t do us any harm
A drop of Nelson’s blood wouldn’t do us any harm
A drop of Nelson’s blood wouldn’t do us any harm
And we’ll all hang on behind.

Chorus: And we’ll roll the old chariot along
Yeah, we’ll roll the golden chariots along
We’ll roll the old chariots along
And we’ll all hang on behind.

2.: A plate of Irish stew wouldn’t do us any harm
And we’ll all hang on behind.

3.: A night with some girls wouldn’t do us any harm
And we’ll all hang on behind.

Keep rolling (repeat until crescendo).

Explanatory liner notes by ANTI-:

Sometimes called Roll the Old Chariot, this chantey was originally based on a Salvation Army revival song. Nelson’s blood is British sailors’ slang for rum. Lord Nelson’s body was placed in a cask of rum (or brandy by some accounts) to preserve it for burial after he was killed at the Battle of Trafalgar. According to tradition, when the cask was opened, Nelson was there but the alcohol was gone.

Written by Wolf

16. August 2010 at 12:01 am

Posted in Siren Sounds

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