Rolling Down the River

from Across the Western Ocean by Pressgang Mutiny

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Picked it up on the shanty circuit, perhaps first heard it in Mystic. Started singing this one on a British tour. Apparently written by a gentleman named Jack Forbes for a radio show about the Tilbury Docks. I was told by some locals at the Whitby Folk Festival that Mr. Forbes had recently passed, and they told me he sang the song a bit faster. I hope I've picked up the tempo enough to honour his memory. - Richard


from Across the Western Ocean, released July 29, 2020


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Hailing from the port of Toronto, ON, Pressgang Mutiny have been roaring out songs of the sea since 2013. Local favourites in their hometown and on the Canadian and American East Coasts, they are keeping alive a vital tradition of work songs that represents the world's first truly multicultural music. ... more

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