TUNE Terry Dring - Lantern Light
'Lantern Light' by Terry Dring, somewhat defies description. It is at first, a nautical sea shanty, a traditional British folk song in the finest coastal or seafairing tradition of that Sceptred Isle. It is a ghost story in the style and honour of M. R. James, and it also seems to carry the same kind of mythology and claustrophobia, as some of Dylan's songs from 'John Wesley Harding'. All in all, a most singular song that defies normal catergorisation. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
Terry says; I don't know where on earth this song came from, I just woke up with it in my head and wrote it down. I recorded the whole instrumental track, but then deliberately waited until I had a rotten cold, before I recorded my cracked, hoarse vocal, to make it sound more authentic than it would with my normal voice.
Liike all of Terry Dring's songs highlighted on Amazing Tunes, a copy of 'Lantern Light' is held by Terry's solicitor, for legal purposes.