The hymn like ballad is streaming at http://n.pr/V8TDt1 and is the first track available from the upcoming 2-disc compilation, Son of Rogues Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys produced by Hal Willner.
The ballad has a storied lore, first believed to have been sung by Missouri River boatmen before making its way to the sea and popularity in the 1880’s.
The entire 2-disc compilation will be released February 19th on Anti Records. Its 36 songs features an eclectic array of performers including; Shane Macgowan, Patti Smith, Iggy Pop, Macy Gray, Michael Stipe, Courtney Love, Chuck E. Weiss, Marianne Faithfull and Executive Producer, Johnny Depp.
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