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Thursday, June 9, 2011

The Greenland Disaster - Canadian Traditional/Folk Song Midi and Lyrics

The Greenland Disaster
Canadian Traditional/Folk Song
Lyrics

Sad comes the news from over the sea
From over the troubling main
To fill the hearts of those they loved
With sorrow and pain
With sorrow and pain
To fill the hearts of those they loved
With sorrow and pain.

It's less than three short weeks today
They left their native shore
But all, alas, they ne'er returned
To see their friends no more
To see their friends no more
But all, alas, they ne'er returned
To see their friends no more.

The Greenland sailed the tenth of March
Her crew in spirits gay
Stood brisk upon the barricade
As she steamed out that day
As she steamed out that day
Stood brisk upon the barricade
As she steamed out that day.

And with a crew of fine young men
Who left in spirits light
Not thinking that they should pass off
On that fearful cold March night
On that fearful cold March night
Not thinking that they should pass off
On that fearful cold March night.

They struck the seals St. Patrick's Day
And then the work began
With thirteen thousand hoist on board
Seven thousand more did pan
Seven thousand more did pan
With thirteen thousand hoist on board
Seven thousand more did pan.

On to the thirty-first of March
Four watches less that day
A blinding snowstorm soon came on
And they got cast away
And they got cast away
A blinding snowstorm soon came on
And they got cast away.

There's two young Quidi Vidi boys
There's Chillie and Court Down
There's William Collins from Torbay
And two from St. John's town
And two from St. John's town
There's William Collins from Torbay
And two from St. John's town.

The others from the northern bays
And six from Harbour Grace
Who on that wild and terrible night
A fearful death did face
A fearful death did face
Who on that wild and terrible night
A fearful death did face.

But may the great Almighty God
Their troubles soon make light
And ease the broken hearts of those
Who lost their friends that night
Who lost their friends that night
And ease the broken hearts of those
Who lost their friends that night.

The Greenland Disaster - Canadian Traditional/Folk Song Free Midi Download
Midi files sequenced by Barry Taylor

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