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Song search - folk/mourning a lost boat?

WassermeloneWassermelone Registered User regular
edited September 2018 in Help / Advice Forum
Thought I added this musician to my spotify but it seems like I didn't! Found this song originally on PA but I didn't comment on it because I was catching up on a thread. Can't even remember what thread.

It was folk/singer songwriter, male. It was a love/mourning song for a boat. It was a tale about an explorer going north into the ice with the boat and it was lost or was destroyed maybe?

That... thats pretty much all I have

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  • XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
    Northwest Passage by Stan Rogers

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  • WassermeloneWassermelone Registered User regular
    edited September 2018
    Not it, but man, nice pull. I did not think there would be others

    Song I'm trying to remember is modern, I would think sometime since 2010, but at the very least post 2000

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    Xaquin
  • FearghaillFearghaill HIGH ON THE WIRE BUT I WON'T TRIP ITRegistered User regular
    didn't think there would be others? Heck, there are others just by that artist. This one is too old for your criteria, but it's super good and makes me cry every single time.

    XaquinAridhol
  • XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
    that's a really good song

  • twmjrtwmjr Registered User regular
    Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald by Gordon Lightfoot?

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  • HevachHevach Registered User regular
    edited September 2018
    I don't know who wrote it, but there's a whole album in a similar style to Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald about the ships that sank on the Great Lakes in the Storm of 1913. I haven't heard them in years, though. Not as old as Fitzgerald, but probably still older than the criteria.

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  • Anon the FelonAnon the Felon In bat country.Registered User regular
    It's not... Mariners Revenge Song by The Decemberists, is it?

  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2018
    I know the one you're looking for. It's "Another New World" from Josh Ritter.



    edit: I may have been the person who posted it before, come to think of it.

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  • WassermeloneWassermelone Registered User regular
    Oh man that is it! And you may have been?

    I spent a good portion of today trying to figure out the right terms to Google to find that

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  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    my personal music library is almost embarrassingly Ritter-rich
    though in my defense, most of his albums are very distinct from each other!

  • WassermeloneWassermelone Registered User regular
    He seems really really varied. A bit hit and miss - although his hits for me are really really hits.

    Also really liked this one - seems I like his 'darker' songs or story songs

    tynic
  • Anon the FelonAnon the Felon In bat country.Registered User regular
    edited September 2018
    tynic wrote: »
    my personal music library is almost embarrassingly Ritter-rich
    though in my defense, most of his albums are very distinct from each other!

    He's also super fucking good.

    Sermon on the mountain rocks is one of my favorite records.

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  • mtsmts Dr. Robot King Registered User regular
    tynic wrote: »
    my personal music library is almost embarrassingly Ritter-rich
    though in my defense, most of his albums are very distinct from each other!

    Same. I celebrate his entire collection and have seen him in concert so many times. He is like the only person I go to see at this point. Amazing live.

    Since someone brought up his darker stuff I am gonna throw out my theory on sermon on the rocks.

    It's totally about a serial killer/fsmilly member of a killer. It gets told from perspective of the killer, relatives and victims

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  • AridholAridhol Daddliest Catch Registered User regular
    I figured it would have been the Mary Ellen Carter by Stan Rogers.
    One of my favourite songs.


    Xaquin
  • XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
    edited September 2018
    real quick collective thanks to all of you for bringing up Josh Ritter

    Sermon on the Rocks is making it's way up into one of my favorite albums ever

    edit: he reminds me of a more upbeat Justin Townes Earle (musically if not lyrically)

    edit2: like if Justin Townes Earle and Paul Simon had a baby

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