The greatest sea shanty of all time, no questions asked. The Mariner’s Revenge Song is an epic for the ages, it’s tumultuous and all-encapsulating story describes a man who goes to such extremes to avenge his deceased mother, if anything it’s a lesson in perseverance. According to the band, the song was recorded with a single microphone, in a single take, adding to it’s insane mythology. If there needs to be any more proof of how great this song is, the live versions of this song never fail to amaze, often being used as an encore to close out Decemberist shows. It’s simply the sheer enjoyably epic and over-the-top nature of the song that makes it todays SOTD

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