•    Goodbye TRF   

    Anyone who has seen The Flying Fish Sailors play live has probably witnessed the spectacle that is our performance of Loch Ness Monster, a song written by Greg and the title track of our 4th CD.

    It’s hard to describe but it’s VERY dramatic and features Greg and myself being rather *ahem*… animated on stage. The highlight is during the chorus of Loooooooooooch Neeeeeeeesssssss Monsterrrrrrrrrr when Greg and I stand back to back and he uses his arms to form the jaws of the monster and I use mine to form the tail.

    At our last performance of the festival season we had a very nice crowd of some of our more faithful and dedicated fans. On a bit of a whim I asked the audience to help us out and mimic Greg and I during the song. The result was an audience full of monsters. I could barely keep a straight face.

  •    Remnant Stew   

    Our second album is now available for download. And it’s FREE!

    This is the out of print CD that contains Barney, Ringa-dinga-da, Tell Me Ma and the infamous Remnant Stew, one of the first songs ever written by Greg for the Flying Fish Sailors!

    Just download the file and extract the contents to a folder on your hard drive.
    You can then listen on your MP3 player or burn them to CD.

    Download Remant Stew

  •    Flying Fish Sailors are everywhere!   

    Thanks to the magic of the Iterweb, the Flying Fish Sailors are now available via Livejournal and Myspace.
    The same content that is posted here is cross-posted to both locations.

    This means that if you have a Myspace account you can add our Myspace account to your Myspace contacts and if you subscribe to Livejournal you can add our Livejournal feed to your friends list to see the updates on this site.

  •    Flu Pandemic   

    With all the news about the bird flu and the possibilities of a flu pandemic to rival the one that happened in the early 1900’s I thought I would post the lyrics to the song Greg wrote for The Flying Fish Sailors here in the blog.

    If you are interested in obtaining a copy of the song it is available on our Loch Ness Monster CD which can be ordered from Amazon.com or by contacting me via e-mail.

    The Flu Pandemic

    Copyright 1999 Topmast Production and the Flying Fish Sailors

    Chorus: It was the Flu pandemic
    And it swept the whole world wide
    It caught soldiers and civilians
    And they died, died, died!
    Whether they’re lying in the trenches
    Or lying in their beds
    Twenty million of them got it
    And they’re dead, dead, dead!

    There was a soldier on the battleground in 1917
    He turned there to his buddy with his face a ghastly green
    He said “We made it both through Passchendaele, the Somme, and Flanders too
    But now my number’s up my lad for I’ve gone and caught the flu”

    chorus

    Well a nurse was in the hospital when Tommy was brought in
    When he sneezed she caught a face full that was flying in the wind
    She wrote a letter home to England to tell them of her plight
    But the letter never got there ’cause the postman too had died

    chorus

    From the meadow-lands of Somerset and o’er the bounding main
    To the shores of old Americay they sung the same refrain
    Mothers, fathers, uncles and aunts as well as the odd nephew
    Brothers and sisters and bosses and lovers were all got by the flu

    chorus

    Well a farmer out in China watched his family dropping down
    And a businessman in Cairo hit the street without a sound
    And an eager little Bolshevik in old Sevastopol couldn’t keep up his grinnin’ at Lenin as Comrade Virus took its toll