We sail in the morning on a whaling ship 

On the wharf we’ll be called to service by the rig 

And the ship we’ll be sailing to the open sea 

Goes by name of the Pequod it must surely be! 

 

Now a Christmas is coming but we’ll be away 

And a whale we’ll be hunting so we cannot stay 

May our harvest be plenty and our barrels full 

And may God bless our journey too! 

 

We’ve not seen our captain since we left today 

But we’ve heard he’s a man of Nantucket way 

Let his name not alarm you for it’s not his choice 

He’s a God fearing captain with a mighty voice

 

Now a Christmas is coming but we’ll be away 

And a whale we’ll be hunting so we cannot stay 

May our harvest be plenty and our barrels full 

And may God bless our journey too! 

 

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, keyboards, drum loops

Anthony Garone Jr. - electric guitars, drums, bass guitar

Mike Carr - vocals

Rex Lorganthrip - steel drums

 

What is this song about? 

 

If you're going to write music about a whaling voyage you can't avoid writing a "sea-faring" song. This is it. I do hope you like it. None of this is taken from the book. It’s just something I concocted in my head. Can’t you picture the men of the Pequod singing this as they’re getting the boat prepared for her journey?

 

I thought so.

The Pequod