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lyrics

The Albatross
In the key of Bbm

Sometimes to amuse themselves the men of the crew
Snare and albatross, those vast sea birds
That indolently trail behind the ship
As they glide over the deep and bitter blue
As they glide over the deep and bitter blue

Scarcely have they pulled them to the floor
Thos fallen kinds, clumsy and ashamed
Pathetic as they drag their great, white wings
Worthlessly behind like drifting oars

As they glide over the deep and salty blue
As they glide over the deep and salty blue
As they glide ofer the deep and salty blue
As they glide over the deep and salty blue

Well those soaring travelers flounder on the deck
Once so beautiful, now comical and weak
And the sailors lurch about like crippled beasts upon the waves
And they hsove a burning pipe under his beak

The poet is like the prince of the clouds
Who haunts the storm and mocks the archer’s bow
Imprisoned on the earth by the weight of heavy wings
Exiled here among the jeering crowds

As they glide over the deep and salty blue
As they glide over the deep and salty blue
As they glide ofer the deep and salty blue
As they glide over the deep and salty blue

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from Baudelaire in a Box: Songs of Anguish (EP), released May 27, 2015
Curtis Eller: banjo & lead vocal
Dana Marks: harmony vocal
Shea Broussard: harmony vocal
Louis Landry: drums, accordion, glockenspiel, keyboards, vocal
Joseph Dejarnette: electric bass

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Joseph Dejarnette
Artwork by Jamie B. Wolcott

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Curtis Eller Durham, North Carolina

Curtis Eller is a banjo player, songwriter and rock & roll singer who's songs describe a dreamlike vision of American history where all points in time have collapsed into one. A twenty-year show business veteran, Eller has developed a devoted international following with his band, The American Circus. ... more

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