Ballad of the Mine

July 16, 2011 12:46 PM

A modern sea shanty about a currently-unfolding news story. Video version is here.

Yesterday morning, the Royal Navy was called in to help deal with a WWII sea mine that had been dredged up a few miles off the coast of Clacton, in England. They marked it and came back on Saturday morning to detonate it in a controlled explosion, only to find that it had gone walkabout. Right now, they have apparently found it again and are waiting for the weather to clear up, but that's seriously too good an opportunity to pass up, so I wrote this song.

Written and recorded in under 2 hours (it basically wrote itself), and performed just with my uke.

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