With the Fishes

A Collection of Maritime Songs

Mark Alan Lovewell comes from Martha’s Vineyard, an Island off the coast of Massachusetts. He is a Renaissance man, a storyteller, sea chantey singer, musician, writer, and photographer. If there is but one glue connecting all those skills together, it is his exuberant love for the sea and its lore. Yes, you might say he is a renaissance man of the sea.

Track List:

1) Fishing Boat Sarah 6:22
2) Shoals of Herring 3:56
3) Jack’s Catboat 4:12
4) Final Trawl 4:57
5) Captain Kidd 4:25
6) Bad Weather, Story 1:14
7) Roann, Poem 1:42
8) Three Score and Ten 3:48
9) Edgartown Whaling Song 4:07
10) Song of the Fishes 3:00
11) Papa’s Old Boathouse 4:29
12) Row On 3:45
13) A Whaler’s Tale 4:27
14) Leave Her Johnny 2:48
15) Fish and Fisherman, Story 2:34
16) No More Fish, No Fisherman 3:25
17) Shenandoah, Story 1:26
18) Shenandoah 4:09


This CD is dedicated to my grandson, Luca, a West Coast salty young fella, his peers and family. This is to youth for what lies ahead in our journey to respect, protect and harvest from our wild oceans. This collection is dedicated to my seafaring friends: fishing, merchant and recreational sailors. This is to honor past and Music credit: Mark Alan Lovewell, voice, guitar, banjo, harmonica, and English concertina. Appreciation goes to a truly multi-talented artist Jim Parr of Parr Audio (jimmyparr.com) of Oak Bluffs. In addition to recording, engineering, he helped produce, helped make big and little decisions. He provided backup voice, played the bass, the olive-oil-can guitar, and percussion. He shared a friendly fruitful recording studio, no different than a newsroom and or a family living room. Creative juice arose at times from nowhere in that positive space, but of course it came from somewhere. To Tauris Biskis, of Chilmark, for playing his bodhran (Irish drum). present colleagues at the Vineyard Gazette, where we’ve put out a beloved local newspaper, and continued a Martha’s Vineyard island tradition for 173 years. With them I have worked for only 40 years.


Send a check for $26.25, which includes $5 shipping and Massachusetts sales tax (for Massachusetts residents $1.25) to:
Mark Alan Lovewell, P.O. Box 2034, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568.
To order by mail, send a check. The CD costs $20, plus $1.25 for 6.25% Massachusetts Sales Tax, plus $5.00 for shipping.
Total: $26.25 for Massachusetts residents, $25.00 for orders from out of state.

with the fishes

The Vineyard Gazette – Martha’s Vineyard News | Singing With and For the Fishes

Mark Alan Lovewell is the real thing: a chanteyman who knows the sea he sings about, and the people who sail and fish it. A longtime writer and photographer for the Vineyard Gazette, Mr. Lovewell has traveled by sea as a journalist, a crew member and passenger.