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THE MINGULAY BOATSONG BY ANDY JOHN BRADFORD & OCEANS 5 - (by Colin Tench)  Year: 2012
Colin Tench This is a traditional sea shanty, which Richard Thompson achieved much success with. Inspirational, Hope, Drama, Anthem. Lost at sea. Over 8 minutes and takes you on an emotional rollercoaster. This is how Pink Floyd could have done it but we did it first! Heel ya ho, boys. Is anybody out there? Male Vocals, Folk, Progressive Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Pink Folk Floyd!) - Folk, Progressive Folk
521407 8:22 Med Slow 88   
Variation (Shorter edit) - Folk, Folk Pop  
526168 6:38 Slow 75   
Full Track (An ancient melody) - European, Scotland
527624 8:04 Med Slow 89   
Variation A (The storm rises) - Dangerous, Dangerous Music  
524805 0:40 Med Slow 88   
Variation B (Short rock section) - Action, Theme Pirates
527282 3:50 Med Slow 88   


Track Summary
Music Track Title: The Mingulay Boatsong By Andy John Bradford & Oceans 5
Catalog ID: 521407  ISRC: US5UL1208763
Description: This is a traditional sea shanty, which Richard Thompson achieved much success with. Inspirational, Hope, Drama, Anthem. Lost at sea. Over 8 minutes and takes you on an emotional rollercoaster. This is how Pink Floyd could have done it but we did it first! Heel ya ho, boys. Is anybody out there?

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Artist or Group: Colin Tench

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Keywords: Amazing Grace Royal dragoons sailing rod Stewart Mull of Kintyre MacCartney Comfortably numb Mingalay Perseverance desperate Determination Strength Singalong

Music Genre > Sub-genre
    Folk Music
       Progressive Folk
Extended Properties
  Duration: 8:22   Tempo: Med Slow   BPM: 88
   Arrangement: Band / Ensemble
   Instruments: Drum Kit, Bass, Electric Guitar, Organ, Piano, Synthesizer, 12-String Guitar, Keyboard, Mellotron
   Vocal Mix: Male Vocals
   Language: English
Album: Andy John Bradford's Oceans 5
Use Restrictions: Use in products or productions advocating racial, sexual or similar discrimination or bias prohibited


Moods: Adventurous, Beautiful, Determined, Dramatic, Emotional, Enchanted, Foreboding, Glorious, Graceful, Haunting, Heroic, Marching, Mysterious, Noble, Passionate, Patriotic, Romantic, Sweeping, Triumphant, Uplifting

Styles: Anthem, Dramatic Soundtrack, Film Vocal, History, Pirates, Romantic Epic, Section / Credits, Section / Finale, Tragedy, TV Vocal

Lyrical Topics: Dark / Brooding, History, Ocean, Victory, Sea / Ships

Cross-Reference Genres:
The Mingulay Boatsong By Andy John Bradford & Oceans 5
   Military Music
      Military Dramatic Heroic Epic Music

Lyrics
Chorus:
Heel y'ho boys, let her go, boys
Bring her head round and all together
Heel y'ho boys and let her go boys
Sailing homeward to Mingulay!



What care we for wide the Minch is
What care we for wind or weather
Bring her head round every inch is
Sailing home to mingulay

Chorus

Wives and sweethearts on the hillside
Looking seaward through the heather
Oh let her go boy and whey the anchor
Aire the sunsets on Mingulay

Chorus

As the wind blows on the hillside
And the waves mount ever higher
Anctious eyes turn ever seaward
See us home boys to mingulay

Chorus
Extended Keywords: Sea shanty supposed to have been sung by Scottish fishermen as they returned from the Atlantic towards the Isle of Mingulay. However, the Isle of Mingulay was abandoned in 1912, and therefore the song cannot be authentic to the isle's fishing community.
Anthem feed the world Victorious Majestic Majesty Threatening, dark and menacing. Action, adventure, fantasy. Heroic, patriotic and glorious.
A very dramatic and powerful rock version but gives more meaning to the lyrics than any we have heard before. This will move you! 5 musicians:
Andy John Bradley (Ireland) Vocals and 12 string accoustic guitar
Colin Tench (Sweden) Electric guitars
Marco Chiappini (Italy) Keyboards
Stef Flaming (Belgium) Bass Guitar
Victor Tassone (New York) Drums and percussion
came together to produce this drama. No computers were used to harm the music!
This is a ship of hope. A determined crew. A great and compassionate Leader.
This is terrific!


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