Drunken Sailor

$20.00

Drunken Sailor, the title track is our traditional ending song at our concerts so we thought it would be a good way to begin. As Eugene Field once told his captain, “He is not drunk who from the floor can rise again and drink some more but he is drunk who prostrates lies and cannot drink and cannot rise.” See VIDEO

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Whores And Hounds brings back the rough and tumble feel of a town brimming with pubs and roving sailors. What goes through a sailor’s mind as he heads to a new port? The Rovers tell you in this drinking song for the new millennium. After 3 or 4 weeks at sea, a bit of recreation was required and nature walks or church going, while noble and uplifting, were not necessarily part of it. See VIDEO

The Titanic is a tribute to the great ship from its beginnings in Belfast’s Harland and Wolff shipyard. Its legend has both haunted and intrigued George Millar partly because he shares his birthday of April 14, with the date the ship met its icy end on her maiden voyage a century ago. When listening to the single, we get a feeling of descending the ocean depths to meet the great ship at her resting place, then she quickly sweeps us away on a journey to her glory days, charging across the high seas. “Being from Northern Ireland and born on April 14th, the legend of the Titanic has been with me all my life. It took the labour of fifteen thousand Irishmen to build her – she was the pride of Belfast,” says George Millar of The Irish Rovers.  SEE Irish Rovers The Titanic

CBC Documentary – The Pride of Belfast featuring George Millar and the Irish Rovers single, The Titanic.

CD Review: “I have a new CD of (The Irish Rovers), titled “Drunken Sailor”, and my enthusiasm for them has come back. So backtrack with me, in your imagination, to the days when the tall ships sailed the seven seas…”

Track List

1. Drunken Sailor (Trad. A & A George Millar & Wilcil McDowell)

2. Whores And Hounds (George Millar) 

3. Cruising ‘Round Yarmouth (Trad. A & A George Millar)

4. Good Luck To The Barleymow (Trad. A & A George Millar)

5. Sweet Anne (George Millar) 

6. All For Me Grog (Trad. A & A George Millar)

7. Trust In Drink (Trad. A & A George Millar)

8. The Jolly Roving Tar (George Millar) 

9. The Good Ship Rover (Words, George Millar – Tune, trad)

10. Dear Ould Ireland (George Millar) 

11. Across The Western Sea (George Millar) 

12. Pleasant And Delightful (Trad. A & A George Millar)

13. The Titanic (George Millar) 

14. The Dublin Pub Crawl (George Millar) 

Production duties were handled by George Millar for Rover Records. Recorded at Rick Salt’s Lois Lane Studios, Nanaimo, BC Canada & Wilcil McDowell Studio, N. Ireland. All songs, Red Maddie Music / Socan.

Irish American News – “The single, Whores And Hounds brings back the rough and tumble feel of a town brimming with pubs and roving sailors. What goes through a sailor’s mind as he heads to a new port? The Rovers tell you in this drinking song for the new millennium. After 3 or 4 weeks at sea, a bit of recreation was required and nature walks or church going, while noble and uplifting, were not necessarily part of it.”

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