What song did Paul and Storm sing about a house full of seamen?
July 20, 2007 12:02 PM   Subscribe

A few months ago, I saw Paul and Storm in concert, opening for Jonathan Coulton. They sang a song about a pirate captain who brings his whole crew home, and his wife's dismay at discovering-- you guessed it-- seamen all over the house. The song isn't on either of their albums, and there's no mention of it on their site, so I don't even know if it's originally theirs or a cover. Google reveals message board posts from people who have heard them sing it, but nothing more conclusive. Please help me track down this song!
posted by Faint of Butt to Media & Arts (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I saw them too. There are a bunch of videos on YouTube of it--it's called "The Captain's Wife's Lament."
posted by carrienation at 12:27 PM on July 20, 2007

Not sure if you're more interested in them singing that song, or just the song in general, but there's a cd full of seafaring songs like that; check out this link, which I believe is it.

I saw it listed once as:
Salty Dick (Richard Docker, PhD) - Salty Dick's Uncensored Sailor Songs
posted by inigo2 at 12:35 PM on July 20, 2007

I believe they had an mp3 of it (or at least an early demo) up on their website shortly after they split off from DaVinci's Notebook (back when the whole site looked like it was done in MS Paint).

I'll check later when I'm home if you are still looking for it, but I think I have it somewhere.
posted by langeNU at 1:08 PM on July 20, 2007

So evidently it is an original. Thanks! And langeNU, I'd love the MP3 if you've got it.
posted by Faint of Butt at 1:24 PM on July 20, 2007

No prob - email me a reminder (in profile) as I will probably forget all about it after a long night of HP waiting and reading.
posted by langeNU at 1:35 PM on July 20, 2007

An update for latecomers: The song has been officially released on Paul and Storm's website.
posted by Faint of Butt at 7:31 AM on August 28, 2007

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