livestock to market

song written about the Sack of Baltimore 20 June 1631 – to shine a light on the estimated 1m white slaves taken from Northern Europe to the African slave markets.


  1. Excellent song, Rob. And it’s prompted me to read up more about this event, which I’ve not been aware of until now. You tell the story really well, with some memorable images.

  2. Rob, that is an excellent song – It wasn’t what I thought it was going to be about and it brought to my attention something I didn’t know about so as a song it worked on so many levels.

  3. It’s hard to get our head around the reality of that time. I mean yeah, shameful.
    Great words Rob and I liked that you told the story through the eyes of the First person. 👌👍