A Cautionary Song

The Decemberists

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publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
writers: Colin Meloy
album: Track 4 in album Castaways and Cutouts
release date: 2002-5-21
popularity : 6 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/Indie Rock
length: 3:11
producer: The Decemberists
recorded by: Simon Widdowson
composer: Colin Meloy
lyricist: Colin Meloy

Album Information

label: Hush Records
country(area): United States
format: Vinyl
script: Latin

Cover Art

The Decemberists Castaways and Cutouts cover art

Lyrics

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there's a place your mother goes when everybody else is soundly sleeping
and if you listen you can hear her weeping, she's weeping, cause the gentlemen are calling and the snow is softly falling on her petticoats. and she's standing in the harbour and she's waiting for the sailors in the jolly boat. see how they approach
with dirty hands and trousers torn they grapple 'til she's safe within their keeping
and they row her out to packets where the sailor's sorry racket calls for maidenhead

'til at last she's satisfied the lost of the marina's teeming minions, and their opinions
and they tell her not to say a thing to cousin, kindred, kith or kin or she'll end up dead

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Track Listing


Vinyl 1
  • 1 Leslie Anne Levine
  • 2 Here I Dreamt I Was an Architect
  • 3 July, July!
  • 4 A Cautionary Song
  • 5 Odalisque
  • 6 Cocoon
  • 7 Grace Cathedral Hill
  • 8 The Legionnaire‚Äôs Lament
  • 9 Clementine
  • 10 California One / Youth and Beauty Brigade