Richard, and the rest of the crew of the tall ship Bounty, are heading out in a couple days. They’re leaving from San Juan Puerto Rico with a destination of St Petersburg, Russia — so this is a two-way crossing of the Atlantic.
I decided to dedicate this little tune to the Bounty. It’s long, much like this voyage — and the many watches that they will all be standing. It’s a little boring, which is my fondest hope for the voyage as well. It’s in the key of E, so Rich and his crew mates can jam along on just about any instrument that’s likely to show up on the ship. It’s a bit of a lullaby, for those moments when things are hard. But it’s also a little jaunty, which describes Rich and the rest of the crew to a T.
Best listened to under headphones (think, iPod) — the bass part totally disappears when I listen to it on my PC.
Safe journey and smooth sailing.
Click HERE to listen to this 14 minute MP3.