Anyone know the song that is playing while they are on the frigate and practicing their shooting. It's a cool tune but I never figured out the name of the song or who played it.


The end title song is played (as far as I know) by Gillian McPherson. Nevertheless, I haven't been able to find out which song is.


The song sung by Gillian McPherson is a poem by A E Houseman entilted:
Epitaph on an Army of Mercenaries

THESE, in the day when heaven was falling
The hour when earth's foundations fled,
Followed their mercenary calling,
And took their wages, and are dead.

Their shoulders held the sky suspended;
They stood, and earth's foundations stay;
What God abandoned, these defended,
And saved the sum of things for pay.

a short poem from a collection of his simply called Last Poems.

The stirring music and the hauntingly melodic tone of the singers voice made a very unusual and some what remarkable combination.



The song that I asked about was not the end song. It is the song that is playing on the radio while they are on the ship and begin practicing their shooting.



I too would love to know what the name of the track and artist is that is played aboard their boat at around1 1'12" into the film - I've tried googling for bits of the lyrics and have tried playing it into Soundhound - all to no avail.

I suppose it must be from 1980 or before (when the film was made), so it may not be down with the kids enough to be online in our connected world!

Can anyone put us out of our misery on this one? Thank you!


Dude - check out this thread:

Gotta really thank scottchambers for that - freaking amazing!