Last Rider

Album: Word Of Mouth (2014)
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  • Seth Lakeman's Word of Mouth album found him unearthing hidden histories and unsung everyday heroes from his native Devon and Cornwall. This banjo-infused number finds him singing about a long-serving railway worker. Lakeman said: "It is a rolling, rhythmic song written about a final journey taking by an old steam engine driver. It features the fabulous banjo playing of Leon Hunt and leads you through the rattling tracks of the railway."

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