From the recording The Hard Way Home
Famously recorded by Christy Moore, this Johnny Duhan song is very like a modern sea shanty where its melodic lyrics ebb and flow as themes of birth, marriage and commitment are compared to a crew working together on a ship on the high seas! While this is a song of hope and optimism, it does not fail to also acknowledge the challenges of life. I have sung this at more wedding ceremonies than I can think of! But it is most suitable for such occasions. James Moore, Guitar; John Williams, Accordion; Sue Demel, backing Vocals.