Jack Tar On Shore [Trad. arr. Gavin Atkin]

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I learned this from a recording of Harry Cox. To my mind the old boy sang it with a fine sense of disgust, though whether that was directed at the behaviour of our Jack, or the publicans who took such care to charge him for drinks for everyone he bought is unclear. Still, he's clearly safer at sea, hoisting his lofty sail in a 'sweet and pleasant gale'.


from The Running Tide, released April 23, 2015
[Trad. arr. Gavin Atkin]


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Gavin Atkin lives, sings and plays in Kent, where he also sails dinghies and a small yacht, publishes a boating weblog, and runs events and workshops focusing on traditional and old fashioned music.




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