Talking Elephant


The return of the Cutty Sark’s resident shanty band Swinging The Lead with their second album for Talking Elephant.

Hailing from Kent, ‘Swinging the Lead’ are resident shanty singers on the Cutty Sark at Greenwich, the Thames Sailing Barge ‘Edith May’ and regular performers at Harwich and Deal Maritime Festivals.

The lads consisting of Dave, Stephen, Pete, Joe, and Colin all have a passion for Maritime Music, Historic Ships and sailing. Some of the band members have Tall Ship sailing experience and some are regulars on the Woolwich Ferry!

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1. Nothing To Show For It All
2. The New World Calls
3. Load ’em And Stack ’em
4. Haul Away Joe
5. Woolwich Ferry
6. Long Time Ago
7. Final Trawl
8. Salle Free And Easy
9. Old Maui
10. Jan Riebeck
11. Pop Pirates
12. Haal Em Maar Mee
13. Paddy Lay Back
14. Homeward Bound
15. Air Shanty
16. Roll Alabama Roll