Saturday, 22 August 2009

The Airship song

Original sheet music at
And mpg version so you can singalong at

"Come take a trip in my airship"
by Ren Shields and George Evans

I love a sailor, the sailor loves me,
And sails every night to my home
He's not a sailor that sails oer the sea
or over the wild briny foam
For he owns an airship and sails upon high
He's just like a bird on the wing
And when the shadows of evening draw nigh
He'll sail to my windon 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 thought the milky white way
Just idly sailing and watching the clouds
He asked me if I'll 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


Dreams of Steam, Edinburgh event

Dreams of steam organised Edinburgh's first ever steampunk event, during the Edinburgh fringe festival. Themed on the arrival of the R1001 airship, the evening was a sell out success, with wonderfully accoutred audience crammed in to hear a fantastic evening of variety entertainment, from the Imperial Broadcasting Service's output to Thomas Truax, Amanda Palmer and others.

Glasgow by Gaslight event

Scotland's first steampunk event was the GUeSS event, Glasgow by Gaslight, in the Britannia Panopticon. A great day of public entertainment, stalls to buy paraphenalia and food. We raised lots of money for the Panopticon's renovation fund and even some for the GUeSS.