FlinterFile: Chris De Burgh- Don’t Pay The Ferryman


In 1982, Chris De Burgh had his first hit in eight years. The song tells the story of someone traveling over a water, but who is warned not to pay the ferryman until they get to the other side. The ferryman is described as a man who is like the grim reaper, or Charon, the ferryman who took the dead over the river Styx. He also had to be paid with a coin. The bridge features some lines from Shakespeare’s The Tempest. It made number 48 in the UK and number 34 in the US, but is one of the most played songs from Chris De Burgh. Enjoy

Chris De Burgh- Don’t Pay The Ferryman


Posted on June 29, 2016, in 1980-1989, FlinterFiles Song Archive and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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