Ryan Weber...."I had just gotten this new 12 string and was working on finger picking on it. I started playing the riff that became 'Popeye' It was originally going to be an instrumental but then lyrics started coming. I was thinking Popeye just as a name because we had just eaten some Popeye's chicken, but as the lyrics started coming I thought, why not actually make it about that heroic figure of Popeye the Sailor Man?
We recorded this up north in the tiny town of Lavigne Ontario late one night after the gig. It was a very fun and funny session, lots of good laughs all around, I think that comes through in the recording. I remember Emily being nervous about playing the bass for it and I said, "no no, when it comes to bass you just have to think of it like a jug" she succeeded in that. Sam plays some excellent banjo.
The night watchman sounds the bell in town
Hijack! Out back! Train track tied her down!
Oh, who's gonna save her now?
Someone found him in line at the health food store
Up for the job he swore he'd even the score
Heard the news and he shot off out the door
Train barrelled in like lightning down the line
A hundred yards out from the wailin' lady cryin'
Oh but he got there just in time
Caught the culprit hiding in the shed
Drug him out and thumped him on the head
Got the distressed damsel safe back home to bed
Hush little baby, let me tuck you in
The monster's gone, best not bother you again
Or I'll come back I'm Popeye The Sailor Man
released November 30, 2017
Ryan Weber: Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Sam Weber: Banjo, Vocals
Rico Browne: Piano
Marcus Browne: Percussion
Emily Burgess: Bass, Vocals
Prufrock Shadowrunner: Percussion