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Song: Blow the Man Down Track: 5
Album: The Idiodyssey Length: 3:07
Artist: The Bilge Pumps File Size: 6.39 MB
Composer: Traditional Cost: $0.99
This halyard shanty came across the Atlantic derived from an African work song called "Knock a Man Down". The "blow" referred to in the song is the striking of a man, not the verb you were thinking of.
We did a version of this song on our first recording with a tamer set of lyrics.
This version is more loaded with not-so-subtle innuendo and more likely the type of lyrics you would hear bawdy sailors singing while heaving a line.

Lead vocals: Nathan Campbell, Doumbek: Craig Lutke, Didjeridu: Craig Lutke, Ship's Bell: Craig Lutke

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