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A Capital Ship

from Cross the Roaring Main by Rumgumption

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These lyrics were written in 1884 by Charles Edward Carryl. When Shawn encountered them, he thought they would make a fine song, so he wrote this melody for them. Later, he discovered that a tune had already existed... we like his better!

The tunes that follow - both given to Chad by his grandfather - are:
Michael Coleman's
The Absent Minded Woman


from Cross the Roaring Main, released December 12, 2009
Shawn McBurnie - melody, vocals, bodhrán
Chad McAnally - hammer dulcimer, D whistle
Jason Novak - cittern
Adam Modares - djembe


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Rumgumption is a versatile acoustic band poised between tradition and invention; compelling vocals, excellent musicianship, and unique instrumentation combine with a darkly whimsical sensibility to color their presentation of both traditional and original songs and tunes. ... more

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