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about

Henry Hudson was the captain of four transatlantic voyages in the first decade of the 17th century.

Available sources indicate that he was obsessed with finding the northwest passage to Asia; even when his charter did not indicate a transatlantic voyage, he was known to reroute his ship westward to the new world and resume his search.

By his fourth voyage, after the harsh northern weather forced Hudson and his crew to winter on the shores of James Bay (in what is now Canada), spring came. Hudson insisted that his exhausted, homesick crew continue to follow the waterway westward. Most of his crew mutinied and returned to England, abandoning Hudson, his son, and a few loyal crew members to survive alone in the new world.

Hudson was never heard from again.

lyrics

oh henry, what'd you think of us now?
we up and built a bridge strait across the mouth of your northwest passage

in my brain, i'm standing up on the palisades
watching your white ship penetrate this passage
all the names you'll never know
(tapanzee algonquin new jersey new york, new york)

and henry if you'll let me, I'll climb into the brains
climb down the palisades into the brains of all your crew
all that come into their nostrils, into the sockets of their eyeballs
each landmass, every outline of each body that comes through
and at night i'll see their dreams, those tender, savage things
that only cross the minds of those crossing the hemispheres
the bodies that they miss translate into one work
their adam's apples hold so tight their captain will not hear
until it's too late

And looking down at you, looking down at you from the tapan zee
i'm worried you
that you're looking for a line
a line that you've already drawn
that you wanted so bad you seared
into the uncharted sands of this beach
if it's all you're looking for
it's all you'll ever see

and how you brand this
how you brand this new world
how you brand this new

oh my brain, oh captain my brain
my elbows, wrists, my legs
my strength
oh captain henry my strength

oh captain it takes more,
more than one man
to turn a ship around
it takes more than two hands to sail this
wide world around

and i have a tattoo henry, it's the outline of an island
the outline of an island in the old world henry
as you, been looking for some new world, been longing for some new world
i've been longing for the oh
for the outline of an island , an island in the old world
the whole world is an outline
drawn on the horizon, the horizon of a girl
sketched out in suspension, stretched out like a sail some sunrise ship still left unfurled
and there is just one word
on everybody's mind
you're looking for your passage
i've already found mine

credits

from Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo., released April 30, 2013
guitars, organ, and vocals: chris faroe
additional vocals: rachel laitman

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Chris Faroe Brooklyn, New York

After spending several years in the transatlantic folk duo The World Is Not Flat, Chris Faroe is releasing his solo folk debut entitled 'Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo."

He can also be found singing his Turkish poetry translations in the dub-pop-disco band Faeroplane.
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