Bluenose

She was one of the finest fishing schooners that fished off the Grand Banks. A friend (E-Bob we call him) gave me a CD by Ryan’s Fancy which was a group of Irish Lads living in Canada (now disbanded). He thought the song would suit my voice. I pinched a couple of other songs from the CD. The song is credited to David Martin.

 

CHO: Bluenose, the ocean knows her name
Sailors know how proud a ship was she-e.
Bluenose, leaning in the wind,
Racing every wave on the sea.

In the town of Lunenberg, down Nova Scotia way,
In 1921 on a windy day,
A sailing ship was born; Bluenose was her name,
Will we ever see her kind again.

CHO:

The sails were snowy white; strained against the mast.
Spray blew high as she went rolling past.
And from the very first, Bluenose loved to run.
She loved the smell of sea and sun.

CHO:

For 25 long years she ruled the northern sea,
Racing like a Queen on the tide.
But in the Caribbean one dark and stormy day,
She ran into a reef… and died.

CHO:

Now just the other day, down Nova Scotia way,
In Lunenberg they christened a ship.
Just like the old Bluenose, to her very name,
Bluenose lives and sails again!

CHO: (2x)

 

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