The grey funnel line, Cyril Tawney 1959
Cyril Tawney wrote his song in 1959 and it has been published first on his LP "In Port" from 1972. The title The Grey Funnel Line is an euphemism for the Navy, equating the colour of its funnels with those of company emblems found on commercial shipping lines. The song echoes the boredom, loneliness, and longing for home that many may feel who work on modern vessels, be it naval or merchant marine.
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