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Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - "The Ship Song"

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds The Ship Song

Release Type: User
Audio Type: Single-track
Reductions: Yes (Auto/CAT)
Pitched Vocals: Yes
Vocals Gender: Male (3)

Pro Keys:
Pro Guitar:
Pro Bass:

Author Notes

16.4 - Video preview added! Thanks doa for the video!
-added edited ending - no more fade out.
-fixed a bug in drum animation!
-Refined a few charts with some minor tweaks.
PLEASE NOTE: Video preview only shows regular keys (not pro), but the song has pro keys charted too!
3.3 - Full band update!
My favorite custom I did so far. “The Ship Song” is one of those songs that are just magical. Essentially a love song, it’s one of Nick Cave’s greatest moments, a huge beautiful anthem, and one of those songs I feel everyone should know.
“The Ship Song” is at core a piano ballad, so the keys chart is interesting for sure. You’ll be mostly playing the piano part, played by Nick Cave himself, but also a bit of Hammond organ, and the beautiful vibraphone solo in the end. Drums are surprisingly entertaining, bass is melodic and beautiful. Guitar is mostly just chords, so it’s the least interesting chart.
And on top of it all, the 3-part harmony is absolutely beautiful. While the main vocalist sing the song, the other two singers will accompany him with “ohhh”s and “ahhh”s. The second singer will also harmonize in the verse and chorus, and even get to sing the lead vocal in the last chorus (as the lead vocalist has a spoken word part over it), while the third singer keeps the “ahhh”s going. It’s honestly a magical song, and hopefully a magical custom too.
As always, I would love to hear any feedback, positive or negative! Especially regarding vocals as I can't really test them well with my equipment. Thanks!


October 16, 2017

ty so much, one of my all time favs :))

October 16, 2017
Yeah, it's an amazing song isn't it? Drums are also much more fun to play than you'd think... Tell me what you think of the chart, and if you want to add other instruments feel free to PM me :)
March 3, 2018

Full band update!



March 3, 2018

So great to have the full album update!! Thank you, yaniv297!