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"Absolutely awesome record - been singing it for days"
Tom Robinson, BBC6 Music


Sea Monsters by Paddy Garrigan and The Stroller Priests

I jumped ship and I ran away
(Sea Monsters took him ashore)
Swore it's the last they would see of me
(Sea Monsters took him ashore)
Ticked the box, “no publicity”
(Sea Monsters took him ashore)
Kissed the book and I went to sea
(Sea Monsters took him ashore &c)

I worked with a dog in the frozen north
The dog swam away like it was made of cork
Sat on his throne like a Merchant prince
Drank his wine and he stank of piss

Cast adrift on the seven seas
Hoary sailors with hairy knees
Till the ship struck a rock on the ocean floor
She sank like a stone and she sailed no more

Waves to the left and above me eyes
I looked north to my great surprise
With nought but the moon for to drive me on
It turned it's back on me I was gone

Down in the doldrums and all forlorn
Skin was soaked to the very bone
In mortal fear of me very life
Till I took a sea monster to be me wife

Wrapped in her tentacles I saw her face
And saw in fact there was ten of them
I felt the pull of the siren's call
Felt the love that could save them all

Sea Monsters took him ashore
To lands I'd never seen before
There I'll stay forever more
Sea Monsters took him ashore

From the album 'I Jumped Ship', released 29 April 2016.


from I Jumped Ship, released April 29, 2016
Recorded, engineered and mixed by Darren Leadsom
Produced by Darren Leadsom, Ben McCabe and Paddy Garrigan (but mostly by Darren Leadsom)
Words and music by Paddy Garrigan (c) 2016
Brass arrangements by Ben McCabe and performed by the Burst Horns

Songs performed and arranged by Paddy Garrigan and the Stroller Priests, who are:
Paddy Garrigan - Vocals, Mandolin, Guitar, Banjo and Concertina
Ben McCabe - Backing Vocals, Drums
Darren Leadsom - Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals

Find us at www.strollerpriests.com


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Paddy Garrigan and The Stroller Priests UK

Paddy Garrigan and the Stroller Priests are a three piece band from Ulverston and Lancaster.
Alt-folk/rock. Story songs with great melodies,
wig outs and pleasant squawks. Sea monsters, James Joyce, the afterlife, Dad’s
Army, stoned freaks in the town centre and the universe blues are just some of what awaits the listener, set to a soundtrack grunge, rock’n’roll, mandolin dub and guitar heroics.
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