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lyrics

Our journey started only two years past
Standing at the dock yards raising of the mast
The whistle blows the crew is all on deck
Loading up on provisions and whiskey for the trek

The ship is pointing southward bound
Towards a land of the unknown
You’re standing at the dockside
In your finest dressing gown

Waking to the sound of a cannons blast
Frozen with fear as the tides of war are cast
Smoke fills the air her stern is left a wreck
Is this my last voyage, the noose tightens round my neck

The ship is pointing southward bound
Towards a land of the unknown
This is where I’ll be laid to rest
1000 miles from home

I’ve sailed many a sea, and ocean’s vast
Seen many a battle in port’s across the map
Water fills my lungs as I take my dying breath
I look to the sky as this sailor’s put to rest

The ship is pointing southward bound
Towards the depths of the below
You’re standing at the dockside
In your darkest dressing gown

I’ve seen many a girl across this land
From sea to shining sea
But I’ll be coming back to your loving arms
My darling Amy Leigh
Oh my darling Amy Leigh
Oh my darling Amy Leigh

credits

from Flag's at Half Mast, released June 20, 2008
Lyrics by Peter McLeod, Music by Aaron Taylor, Marcus Wodrazka, Travis Castonguay, Chris Meyers and Mike Courtney

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The Tartan Hearts Calgary, Alberta

The Tartan Hearts first set sail in 2005 and played their final show on March 17th, 2011

There music could best be described as a marriage of maritime folk music mixed with the sincerity , energy and passion of punk rock

The Tartan Hearts have shared stages with the likes of The Real Mckenzies and members have done guest spots with Canada's premier irish punk band The Mahones
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