Artwork “Moby Dick” © by George Klauba - www.georgeklauba.com
“All ye mast headers - now hear this!
You’re to look for the White Whale
With a wrinkled brow and crooked jaw -
And a mighty, crushing tail
IT’S A WHITE WHALE I SAY!
“I'll chase him round Good Hope,
and round the Horn,
and round the Norway Maelstrom,
and round perdition's flames
before I give him up”
“Whosoever raises me that White Whale
Shall have this gold Doubloon
We shall hunt Moby Dick
To his doom -
Death I say - to Moby Dick!”
music and lyrics © 2010 by Tony Garone with excerpts from "Moby Dick"
Produced by Anthony Garone and William Brown
recorded at Cow Pilot Studios (AZ)
Tony Garone - vocals, orchestral Garageband loop configuration
What is this song about?
This song is Ahab’s declaration to the crew explaining to them what they signed up for. Unfortunately for the crew, they had no choice but to follow their captain’s blind vengeance for the white whale.
After watching Gregory Peck’s amazing portrayal of captain Ahab, it was hard not to want to do some type of musical rendition dedicated to his performance - and have some fun at the same time. This is my musical tribute to Gregory Peck’s Ahab.