Come Take a Trip In My Airship

by Unwoman

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This song was originally released in 1904 on wax cylinder. publicdomainreview.org/collections/come-take-a-trip-on-my-airship-1904/

In late 2015 Brett King (www.facebook.com/brettkingsteam) approached me to ask if I could make a version of this song so he could record it on a new wax cylinder for the player he restored. I said yes, if I could make it available to my Patreon and Bandcamp subscribers, which was fine with him. Then I ran a mini-Kickstarter to gather preorders, and I have a small number left for you!

Here is video of Brett's player playing it: www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUFrCtl60RY&feature=youtu.be

And here's a video from The Victrola Guy, who recorded each of these cylinders individually!
www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYbD5XfGCMQ

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released December 10, 2015

from Come Take a Trip In My Airship, track released September 25, 2015
The song is public domain, written by George “Honey Boy” Evans and Ren Shields -- original here: archive.org/details/airship1904

Cylinders recorded by www.thevictrolaguy.com

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Unwoman is a San Francisco-based cellist-singer-songwriter. Layered with skillful cello, rich vocals, and electronically arranged beats, her solo music is a futuristic homage to her classical training. Unwoman has been featured at steampunk, goth, and sci-fi-related events all over North America and has performed with Abney Park, Rasputina, Voltaire, Amanda Palmer, Stripmall Architecture... ... more

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Track Name: Come Take a Trip in My Airship
I love a sailor; the sailor loves me
And sails ev’ry night to my home
He’s not a sailor that sails o’er the sea
Or over the wild briny foam
For he owns and air-ship and sails up on high
He’s just like a bird on the wing
And when the shadows of evening draw nigh
He’ll sail to my window and sing:

* Come, take a trip in my airship
Come, take a sail ‘mong the stars
Come, have a ride around Venus
Come, have a spin around Mars
No one to watch while we’re kissing
No one to see while we spoon
Come take a trip in my airship
And we’ll visit the man in the moon

One night while sailing away from the crowds
We passed through the milky white way
Just idly sailing and watching the clouds
He asked me if I’d name the day
And right near the dipper I gave him my heart
The sun shines on our honeymoon
We swore from each other we never would part
And teach all the babies this tune