Ships Don’t Lie


The votes are in

Last week, with a Suez-choking €20 voucher redeemable at any Currys PC World store on offer, I asked you for your favourite song about ships or whose lyrics reference ships.

You answered in your dozens.

But there could be only one winner.

Third Place:

The Ship Song by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Capernosity & Function writes:

“No competition. This was the first dance at my wedding. I don’t normally go for ballads, but this was, and is, exceptional.”

Joint Third:

Widow’s Walk by The Stars Of Heaven

Otis Blue writes:

‘Watching the Mail Boat and the harbour Madonna glow, I thought of the times I was glad to go…’

“Bonus points for featuring on the Holyhead EP which also featured the instrumental song Before Holyhead….”


The Lonesome Boatman by Finbar Furey

Papi writes:

“One of the most amazing, hauntingly beautiful songs ever. Hairs-on-your-neck time.”


Into The Mystic by Van Morrison

Unreal writes:

‘And when that foghorn blows
You know I will be coming home.’

“One of the greatest songs ever written.”

Nick says: Thanks all.

Last week: Win Nick’s PC Voucher

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3 thoughts on “Ships Don’t Lie

  1. Unreal

    Thanks Nick
    Please can you give my ships voucher to everyone’s favourite brother trucker Piggedy Who? So he can get some of the best Mike Denvir tapes for the Transit

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