Shipmates! 

Have ye sailed that ship? 

Ishmael! 

Have ye signed the draft? 

Queequeg! 

Do ye have a soul? 

 

All save one will not return 

All save one will die 

 

Shipmates! 

Have ye met Old Thunder? 

Ishmael! 

Clap an eye on him 

Queequeg! 

Perhaps it doesn't matter - 

 

All save one will not return 

All save one will die 

 

music and lyrics © 2010 by Tony Garone

Produced by Anthony Garone and William Brown

recorded at Cow Pilot Studios (AZ) and First Wave Digital (NY) 

 

Tony Garone - vocals, 6 and 12 string acoustic guitars, bass

John Sergio - Bass guitar

William Brown - electric guitars

Casey Carney - Drums and Percussion

PJ Cardinal - piano and keyboards

 

What is this song about?

 

As Ishmael and Queequeg set out to find a ship on which to go whaling, they disovered the Pequod. After going onboard and signing on as crew members, they came across a strange, enigmatic old man. He approached them and began to ask them questions. His name was Elijah and somehow he knew about Ahab and his diabolical scheme to hunt Moby Dick. What Ishmael and Queequeg found even more mysterious was the nature of Elijah’s message to them; that only one man would return from the journey alive!

 

Obviously, Elijah’s name is taken from the Biblical prophet.

Elijah