Sailors Grave

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Well it’s a sailors grave for me
With pennies for my eyes and whiskey at my feet
The compass is pointing homeward bound
And it’s my maker that I’ll meet
The sea’s are unforgiving
And only the god’s of it can judge me
So wrap me up in my Sunday best
And beneath the waters plunge me

Well it’s a sailors grave for me
With pennies for my eyes and whiskey at my feet
The compass is pointing homeward bound
And it’s my maker that I’ll meet
The sea’s are unforgiving
And only the god’s of it can judge me
So wrap me up in my Sunday’s best
And beneath the waters plunge me

So take me down boys
Beneath these icy waters
Looking up through copper eyes and those of my dear father
The swallows on my chest have crossed their final border
It’s a sailors grave for me after a life of mortar

Well it’s a sailors grave for me
With pennies for my eyes and whiskey at my feet
The compass is pointing homeward bound
And it’s my maker that I’ll meet
The sea’s are unforgiving
And only the god’s of it can judge me
So wrap me up in my Sunday best
And beneath the waters plunge me

Take me down boys…..ohhhhh take me down
Take me down boys….. ohhhhh take me down
Take me down boys
Beneath the waters plunge me

credits

from Flag's at Half Mast, released June 20, 2008
Lyrics by Peter McLeod, Music by Denis Komili, Chris Holley, Ian Manhire, Aaron Taylor and Andy Wilkie

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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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