Cold Black Sea

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When I was just a boy, my old grandfather said to me
Oh, beware the songs of sirens, child, cause they call good men to sea.
I would stand upon the cape and dream of sights that I would see
When I leave my plough for a packet ship and those sails would set me free.

A ship may said unhindered but a man is never free
When he’s caught between the devil and the cold black sea
If I did it all again, I’m not sure where I would be
But I never court the devil or the cold black sea.

Oh, I made my way to an old port town many miles from the home I knew
With a whole lot of time and a little bit of coin, what’s a lone young man to do?
I found my way to the public house where the drink and the girls found me
And I found myself in a fair bit of trouble, so I fled to the cold black sea.

A ship may said unhindered but a man is never free
When he’s caught between the devil and the cold black sea
If I did it all again, I’m not sure where I would be
But I never court the devil or the cold black sea.

I set out to find freedom, but the trouble that I found
Had me dealing with the devil to avoid that burial mound
And if you don’t believe my words I’ll be glad to leave you be
If you never court the devil and beware that cold black sea

A ship may said unhindered but a man is never free
When he’s caught between the devil and the cold black sea
If I did it all again, I’m not sure where I would be
But I never court the devil or the cold black sea.

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from Red Roads Of Home, released October 13, 2015
Lyrics by Danny Dowling, Music by Danny Dowling and Chris Gaudette

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O'Leary Prince Edward Island

Steeped in Maritime tradition and accompanied by traditional instruments, playing punk songs and an original twist on some old Celtic standbys as well.

O'Leary is:

Danny Dowling - Vocals, Banjo
Garrett Curley- Mandolin, Bouzouki, Vocals
Chris Gaudette - Guitar, Vocals
Josh Maccarville - Drums
Behn McIlwaine - Guitar
Shaun Patterson - Bass Guitar
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