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Fish Dreams the Universe

by Meadow Argus

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The Greenland Whale Fishery They took us jolly sailor lads A-fishing for the whale. On the fourth day of August in 1864 Bound for Greenland we set sail. The lookout stood on the cross-trees high With a spyglass in his hand. “There's a whale, there's a whale, there's a whale-fish,” he cried, “And she blows at every span.” The captain stood on the quarterdeck, And a sod of a man was he. “Overhaul, overhaul, let your davit tackles fall.” And we'll launch them boats to sea. We struck that whale and the line played out But she gave a flurry with her tail. And the boat capsized, we lost seven of our men, And we never caught that whale. Now the losing of seven fine seamen, It grieved the captain sore. But the losing of a bloody sperm whale Oh, it grieved him ten times more. Now, Greenland is a horrid place, Where our fisher lads have to go, Where the rose and the lily never bloom in spring; No there's only ice and snow
Cruel Mother 06:09
There was a lady lived in York All alone and a-loney A farmer's son, he courted her All down by the greenwood sidey He courted her for seven long years All alone and a-loney At last she proved in child by him All down by the greenwood sidey Oh, dear babe, if you were mine All alone and a-loney I'd dress you in silk and satin so fine All down by the greenwood sidey
King Herod and the Cock There was a star in David's land In David's land appeared And in King Herod's chamber So bright it did shine there The wise men they soon spied it And told the King a-nigh That a Prince's babe was born that night No King shall e'er destroy If this be the truth, King Herod said That thou hast told to me The roasted cock that lies in the dish Shall crow full senses three Oh the cock soon thrustened and feathered well By the work of god's own hand And he did crow full senses three In the dish where he did stand


The third EP from Meadow Argus incorporates three English folk song with the usual array of acid/space sounds. It also marks the debut recording of a young Coby Cole Stegman who has been hanging around the fringes of the Argus universe for 20 odd years now...


released April 4, 2019

Recorded at Argus Studios, Witta, Qld, Australia (2016-2019)

All titles Traditional except
"A Lunar Pearl" written by J. Cole

Coby Cole Stegman - Vocals on tracks 1, 2, and 4
Lizzie O'Keefe - Theramin on track 3

All titles arranged, recorded and produced by J. Cole

Instruments - Voice, Acoustic and Electric Guitars, Bass Guitar, Organ, Keys and Synthesizers (soft and hard), Theramin, Drum Programming, E-Bows, Delays, Fuzz, Uni-Vibes, Phazers

Cover Photo by Harry Stranger


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Handcrafted psychedelia from rural Australia.

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