Track number 2 from the Reverenzas EP ‘How We Roll’. A tale of religious devotion, maternal love and eaten offspring. Far away on a lighthouse on the Eddystone Rocks. I understand it’s based on a true story.
This song has that unmistakeable feel to me of Music Hall song.
Jamie Huddlestone, who plays melodeon on this track, used to entertain us in rehearsals with tales of how he’d heard people sing this at sessions by dragging out the line “oh for the life on the roooooooooooooooooo…lling sea” for as long as they possibly could. After which he would politely applaud. And then punch them in the face.
Don’t make fun of mermaids, kids.