‘Song to the Siren’ was written and performed by Timothy Charles Buckley III (father of Jeff Buckley) and first released on his 1970 album Starsailor. However, the song had already become notable for Buckley’s performance as Micky Dolenz’s guest on the final episode of The Monkees in 1968. The song had been written a year earlier 1967 and Buckley was still singing it as a folk song. By 1970 and the Starsailor release, progressive reverb-filled guitars had entered stage left. But the song is probably better known nowadays for Elizabeth Fraser and Robin Guthrie’s 1983 cover in collaboration with This Mortal Coil. Take your choice – a great song is a great song.