"Shenandoah"

One of three dozen sea chanteys and waterlogged ditties on the Johnny Depp-produced comp Son of Rogue's Gallery, this was likely written by French-Canadian explorers – about the river or the Native American father of "Sally," no one is sure. It gets a boozy, phlegmy, deeply soulful reading from Waits, with some delicate electric guitar from Keef. Pirates can be gentle, too.

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