December 12th 2021

12th December 2021


Jules and Jay came over to see me on Monday and I recorded Jay playing bass on my new songs, Sir Cloudsley Shovell and Haytor Granite. Another one was the recording of a traditional song called A Man You Don't Meet Every Day. Lord Z finished the mastering of this traditional song on Thursday. Later in the week Rowan Curle came to stay for a few days and I recorded him singing some harmony vocals on the chorus of Sir Cloudsley Shovell and my new song called Cornish Folklore.


Sir Cloudsley Shovell


Now gather round and hear this tale

Of Sir Cloudsley Shovell

He was a hero you should know

Who gave the French much trouble


It was a stormy autumn night

Near the Isles of Scilly

The charts were inaccurate

And this would cost him dearly


HMS Association

Sunk by the Isles of Scilly

Two thousand sailors drowned that night

A tragedy quite clearly


His flagship struck the Gilstone reef

Of the Isles of Scilly

Longitude and latitude

Were confused and queried


The Eagle and Romney lost

Sunk by the Isles of Scilly

Two thousand sailors drowned that night

A tragedy quite clearly


They found his body washed ashore

On a cove of St Mary's

Of Those deadly western rocks 

Brave sailors must be wary


And Firebrand struck the Western rocks

Of the Isles of Scilly

Two thousand sailors drowned that night

A tragedy quite clearly

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