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Nathan Evans writes a Doctor Who TikTok sea shanty

Scottish musician Nathan Evans has created and recorded a bespoke 60-second version of his viral sea shanty track Wellerman, inspired by Doctor Who’s swashbuckling Easter special.

Get ready for Legend of the Sea Devils, premiering on Sunday April 17th. Find out where to watch here.


 

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The thrilling action-packed episode features pirate ships, sword fights, lost treasure and sees the Doctor, Yaz and Dan come face to fin with one of the Doctor’s oldest adversaries: the Sea Devils. See below for the lyrics to the track!

Wellerman (Sea Devils version)

Lyrics:

There once was a ship, I’ll tell you this:
The name of the ship was the TARDIS
When trouble blew up, they didn’t get down
Oh blow you bully boys blow
Soon may the Doctor come
To bring us danger, adventure then some.
One day when the saving is done 
She’ll take her leave and go.
So, there is a secret we can’t keep.
They’re coming back: the devils of the deep
Where have they been? Maybe asleep
Very soon you will know.
Soon may the Doctor come
To bring us danger, adventure then some.
One day when the saving is done
She’ll take her leave and go.
Join the Sea Devils and a pirate crew
They’re causing trouble like in ‘72
What on earth will the Doctor do?
Very soon you will know.
Soon may the Doctor come
To bring us danger, adventure then some.
One day when the saving is done 
She’ll take her leave and go.
 

Evans became a TikTok sensation at the end of 2020 when his acapella version of Wellerman took over the internet and has now amassed almost 20 million views. Sea shanties are a type of collective folk song, typically performed on large sailing vessels in the 1700s and 1800s.  

Get ready for Legend of the Sea Devils, premiering on Sunday April 17th. Find out where to watch here.

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