Lord Franklin

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    An cracking album of predominantly Irish and general celtica - no toe left untapped here - no siree!

    Standard CD Jewel Case with Artwork by Mark Davies, recorded by Alistair Russell at Glade Studios Cleckheaton - Spring 2014

    Includes unlimited streaming of White Rose via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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Story about Franklin's expeditionary search for the North West passage - dedicated to Phil Lacey

lyrics

Franklin

I WAS HOMEWARD BOUND ONE NIGHT ON THE DEEP
SWINGING IN MY HAMMOCK I FELL ASLEEP
I DREAMT A DREAM, AND I THOUGHT IT TRUE
CONCERNING FRANKLIN AND HIS GALLANT CREW

WITH A HUNDRED SEAMAN HE SAILED AWAY
TO THE FROZEN OCEAN IN THE MONTH OF MAY
TO SEEK A PASSAGE ALL AROUND THE POLE
WHERE WE POOR SAILORS DO SOMETIMES GO

THROUGH CRUEL HARDSHIPS THEY MAINLY STROVE
THEIR SHIP ON MOUNTAINS OF ICE WAS DROVE
ONLY THE ESKIMO IN HIS SKIN CANOE.
WAS THE ONLY ONE WHO MADE IT THROUGH

IN BAFFINS BAY WHERE THE WHALE FISH BLOW
THE FATE OF FRANKLIN NO MAN WILL KNOW
THE FATE OF FRANKLIN NO TONGUE CAN TELL
LORD FRANKLIN ALONG WITH HIS SAILORS DWELL

AND NOW MY BURDEN IT BRINGS ME PAIN
FOR MY LONG LOST FRANKLIN I'D CROSS THE MAIN
TEN THOUSAND GUINNIES I'D FREELY GIVE
TO SAY ON EARTH THAT FRANKLIN LIVES

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from White Rose, released June 6, 2014

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Róisín Bán Leeds, UK

It's actually pronounced [Rowsheen Bawn] just thought we'd clarify that :-) The shared love of RB, is music from the Irish tradition, but if they stumble upon a number which suits them, they're happy to tackle other styles. The 'craic' is an important concept for the boys and no toe is left un-tapped in a Róisín Bán show. There's also more than a few laughs along the way as well. Come see us... ... more

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