Caitlin's Daughter

Words and Music by Dont Tell Johnny

Inspired by our close proximity to Dylan Thomas’s boathouse while on a songwriting trip to Laugharne, the last place he lived with his wife, Caitlin and his family before his untimely death.

The Boathouse was the home to Caitlin’s daughter
Seabirds calling overhead glinting light on mud and water
‘Sloe black, crow black fishing boat bobbing sea’
Now that you are gone what good is that to me?
‘Slow black, bible black’ whiskey is the pill
Mothers at the window, left over life to kill
Eighteen straight whiskies was an insult to the brain
To New York for a dollar never coming home again
....to Caitlin’s daughter
‘Sloe black, crow black fishing boat bobbing sea’
Now that you are gone what good is that to me?
‘Slow black, bible black’ whiskey is the pill
Mothers at the window, left over life to kill
Pictures and the memories, tourists in the lanes
A boathouse and a writing shed are all now that remains
...of Caitlin’s daughter