Tom Lewis (Songwriter)
Lambert M. SurhoneISBN: 978-6-1324-8764-3;
Tom (Thomas John) Lewis (born 1943) is a Canadian singer and writer of nautical songs.Lewis was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland and grew up in Gloucester, England. He served in the British Royal Navy from 1959 until 1983, mostly in the (diesel) Submarine Service.He developed his interest in sea shanties while frequenting the Howff Folk Song Club of Dunfermline, Scotland, in the 1960s, and began to perform at clubs and festivals in his off-time. On completing his naval service, he emigrated to Salmo, British Columbia, Canada, "to be somewhere completely different to a large port city". In 1987, he began to record and to tour, due to popular demand.
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