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Tift Merritt – My Boat

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No one will be denied on my boat, on my boat
No getting ahead or falling behind on my boat, on my boat
Just having a real big time on my boat on my boat
No one will be denied on my boat, on my boat, on my boat

On her new album Stitch of the World, Tift Merritt adapts the lyrics of this week’s stunner of a top tune from the late, great short-story writer Raymond Carver. His poem “My Boat” was written in Port Angeles in the spring of 1984. There will be room for all his friends on this boat, no one will be denied. With Carver’s All of Us: The Collected Poems in hand, this poem for Tift “leapt up like lightning”. Its message of kinship and inclusion is offered in a time of great division in our country and “it makes it just a little bit easier to believe that scars do heal and love soldiers on”. – Slant Magazine.

Check out a lovely intimate performance of the song at Paste Studios in NYC with mister Eric Heywood on guitar HERE.

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Contact & Licensing info:

“My Boat” music written by Tift Merritt based on the Poem “My Boat” by Raymond Carver. Published by the Estate of Raymond Carver & by Obscure Superhero Music (ASCAP). Administered by Some Kind of Music LLC, a Notable Music Co. Contact: Damon Booth / Administered by Downtown Music Publishing. Contact: Sean McGraw / Used Master controlled by Yep Roc Records.

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