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Lyr Req: Hurricane songs

Blackcatter 13 Aug 04 - 05:10 PM
Deckman 13 Aug 04 - 05:16 PM
Scooby Doo 13 Aug 04 - 05:18 PM
SINSULL 13 Aug 04 - 06:48 PM
Big Jim from Jackson 13 Aug 04 - 08:45 PM
GUEST 13 Aug 04 - 09:07 PM
GUEST,Gerry 16 Aug 04 - 08:05 PM
Rabbi-Sol 16 Aug 04 - 08:11 PM
Barbara 16 Aug 04 - 08:16 PM
Peace 16 Aug 04 - 10:23 PM
Rabbi-Sol 16 Aug 04 - 11:05 PM
John Nolan 16 Aug 04 - 11:07 PM
SINSULL 16 Aug 04 - 11:17 PM
GUEST,Larry K 17 Aug 04 - 11:17 AM
SINSULL 17 Aug 04 - 11:28 AM
John Nolan 17 Aug 04 - 05:21 PM
nancyjo 17 Aug 04 - 05:59 PM
Melani 18 Aug 04 - 12:23 AM
BTMP 18 Aug 04 - 05:20 PM
Burke 20 Aug 04 - 06:20 PM
GUEST,Skipy 27 Aug 04 - 10:50 AM
Cool Beans 27 Aug 04 - 11:51 AM
GUEST,Hugh Jampton 27 Aug 04 - 11:54 AM
GUEST,Melani 27 Aug 04 - 03:50 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: TRYING TO REASON WITH HURRICANE SEASON
From: Blackcatter
Date: 13 Aug 04 - 05:10 PM

Looks like Charley is going directly over my home in downtown Orlando. Before the I lose power, how about sharing some hurricane songs with me?


TRYING TO REASON WITH HURRICANE SEASON Lyrics

By: Jimmy Buffett
1974

Squalls out on the gulf stream
Big storm's comin' soon
I passed out in my hammock
And God I slept 'til way past noon
Stood up and tried to focus
I hoped I wouldn't have to look far
I knew I could use a Bloody Mary
So I stumbled next door to the bar

Chorus:
And now I must confess, I could use some rest
I can't run at this pace very long
Yes it's quite insane, I think it hurts my brain
But it cleans me out and then I can go on

There's somethin' about this Sunday
It's a most peculiar gray
Strollin' down the avenue that's known as A1A
Feelin' tired, then I got inspired
I knew that it wouldn't last long
So all alone I walked back home
Sat on my beach and then I made up this song

Chorus:
And now I must confess, I could use some rest
I can't run at this pace very long
Yes it's quite insane, I think it hurts my brain
But then it cleans me out and then I can go on

Well the wind is blowin' harder now
Fifty knots or thereabouts
There's white caps on the ocean
And I'm watchin' for waterspouts
It's time to close the shutters
It's time to go inside
In a week I'll be in gay Paris
That's a mighty long airplane ride

Chorus:
And now I must confess, I could use some rest
I can't run at this pace very long
Yes it's quite insane, I think it hurts my brain
But it cleans me out and then I can go on

Coda:
Yes it cleans me out and then I can go on


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hurricane songs
From: Deckman
Date: 13 Aug 04 - 05:16 PM

"Mighty Day," as sung by Bob Gibson. Hang on down there! Bob


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hurricane songs
From: Scooby Doo
Date: 13 Aug 04 - 05:18 PM

We done often have hurricanes here in South Wales,UK.I hope it passes without too much damage to your homes.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hurricane songs
From: SINSULL
Date: 13 Aug 04 - 06:48 PM

When you walk through a storm hold your head up high
And don't be afraid of the dark
At the end of the storm is a golden light
And the sweet lilting song of the lark.
Walk on through the wind
Walk on through the rain
etc

Good luck. Stay safe.
SINS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hurricane songs
From: Big Jim from Jackson
Date: 13 Aug 04 - 08:45 PM

The song "Run, Come, See" (Jerusalem) is a great song about a hurricane sinking several ships. Gordon Bok has a great version. So so Gillette, Mangsen, Smith, and Hills.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hurricane songs
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Aug 04 - 09:07 PM

Blowin' in the wind?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hurricane songs
From: GUEST,Gerry
Date: 16 Aug 04 - 08:05 PM

The Great Storm is Over

Also Tom Rush's version of Galveston Flood, which is not exactly the same
as the one in the Digital Tradition.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hurricane songs
From: Rabbi-Sol
Date: 16 Aug 04 - 08:11 PM

Bill Staines wrote something about "WASN'T THAT A MIGHTY STORM" but I forgot the exact title and the lyrics to the song. SOL ZELLER


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Subject: Lyr Add: SAILOR'S CONSOLATION (from Gordon Bok)
From: Barbara
Date: 16 Aug 04 - 08:16 PM

SAILOR'S CONSOLATION
(Dibdin/trad)
(sung by Gordon Bok on Schooners)


One night came on a hurricane
The seas were mountains rolling
When Barney Buntline turned his quid,
And said to Billy Bowline:
"A strong nor'wester's blowin' Bill,
Hark, don't you hear it roar now?
God help 'em how I pities all
unhappy folks ashore now."


Foolhardy chaps who lives in town
What dangers they are all in
Tonight they're quaking in their beds
For fear the roof shall fall in.
Poor creatures how they envy us
And wish, as I've a notion
For our good luck in such a storm
To be out on the ocean. "


"And as for them who're out all day
On business from their houses
And late at night are coming home
To cheer their babes and spouses,
While you and I, Bill, on the deck,
Are comfortably lying,
My eyes! What tiles and chimney pots
Around their heads are flying!"


"And very often have we heard
How men are killed and undone
By overturns of carriages
And thieves and fires in London?.
We know what risks a landsman runs
From noblemen to tailors ,
Then, Bill, let us thank Providence
That you and I are sailors!"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hurricane songs
From: Peace
Date: 16 Aug 04 - 10:23 PM

Dylan's song about Hurricane Carter.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hurricane songs
From: Rabbi-Sol
Date: 16 Aug 04 - 11:05 PM

I now remember the title of Bill Staines' song was "Louisiana Storm".
SOL ZELLER


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hurricane songs
From: John Nolan
Date: 16 Aug 04 - 11:07 PM

Anybody remember the words of Nadia Cattouse's calypso-style song about Hurricane Hattie which devasted Belize in 1961?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hurricane songs
From: SINSULL
Date: 16 Aug 04 - 11:17 PM

How high's the water, Momma?
5 feet high and risin'


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hurricane songs
From: GUEST,Larry K
Date: 17 Aug 04 - 11:17 AM

The Great Storm is Over by Bob Franke


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hurricane songs
From: SINSULL
Date: 17 Aug 04 - 11:28 AM

When The Evening Star Went Down

The morning was fearful at sea
The voyagers weary and pale
Their steamer a wreck
From keel to deck
Before an autumnal gale...

Three Score And Ten - was that a hurricane? It was October.


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Subject: Lyr Add: HURRICANE HATTIE (from Nadia Cattouse)
From: John Nolan
Date: 17 Aug 04 - 05:21 PM

HURRICANE HATTIE (from the singing of Nadia Cattouse, 1963)

I have heard of great disasters
Like the volcano and its lava
Even typhoons, I'll say my friend
Is a menace to Chinamen
Roaring floods down the river
Has caused us to shiver
But this I'll say openly
That Hattie was worst in all history

Chorus: From Puerto Rico it went past Jamaica
       Then they said it was heading for Cuba
       Just like a boomerang
       It turned on its course to Belize, my land

Come let me tell you of Hattie's power
Fifteen feet of boiling sea water
Two hundred miles an hour the breeze
Came to wipe out little Belize
And when I say it was whipping
Believe I ain't joking
Next morning, o me Lord   
They was taking dead people right out me yard

Chorus

It was me and me Hete Belle
How she saved I really can't tell
She was frightened like a mouse
Caught in a trap inside me house
Three o'clock in the morning
Me Hete was bawling
Please I can't take no more
Then she let go me hand and fell on the floor

Chorus


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Subject: Lyr Add: BLOWIN' LIKE A BANDIT (Guy Clark)
From: nancyjo
Date: 17 Aug 04 - 05:59 PM

How about Guy Clark's BLOWIN' LIKE A BANDIT

Lawdy mercy land o goshen
Shades of grey out on the ocean
Don't you dare take that ship out to sea
For the high seas are runnin'
You will sure `nuff be done in
If you dare that that boat out to sea

`Cause out there in the Gulf
The wind's blowin' like a bandit
I'm talkin' `bout a hurricane
and your riggin will not stand it

There's an ill wind a blowin'
You better get back to the mooring
Don't you dare take that boat out to sea
You better take a weather warning
You'll be shark bait in the mornin'
If you dare take that boat out to sea

You better give up on that shrimpin'
You just might come home a limpin'
Don't you dare take that boat out to sea
You better not make one more drag
You gonna wind up in a bag
If you dare take that boat out to sea

And then there's Randy Newman's LOUISIANA 1927

nancyjo


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hurricane songs
From: Melani
Date: 18 Aug 04 - 12:23 AM

There's a song I just barely remember about the great 1927 hurricane that hit Florida--the chorus goes:

Lord, hold back the waters of Lake Okeechobee,
For Lake Okeechobee's blue waters are cold.

Anybody know it?


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Subject: Lyr Add: HOLD BACK THE WATERS (Will McLean)
From: BTMP
Date: 18 Aug 04 - 05:20 PM

Here you go, Melani -

HOLD BACK THE WATERS
(Will McLean)

'Twas in the late Twenties, there came a great flood.
It drownded 4000, their graves were in mud.
For no one could withstand that great tidal wave.
And the ghosts of the vanished still cry from the grave.

CHORUS:
Lord, hold back the waters of Lake Okeechobee,
Lake Okeechobee's blue waters are cold.
When the wild winds are blowin' across Okeechobee
They're calling and seeking for other poor souls.
Lord Lake Okeechobee's blue waters are cold.

The Seminoles left there in haste and with speed.
Their wise words of warning were given no heed.
When the waters receded, Great God what a sight!
Men, women and children turned black as the night.

CHORUS

Now Lake Okeechobee is calm and serene.
The land all around is fertile and green.
But the people get fearful when the wild winds do blow.
They look at the earth dam and they think of their home.

CHORUS


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Subject: Lyr Add: FLORIDA STORM (from Colored Sacred Harp)
From: Burke
Date: 20 Aug 04 - 06:20 PM

Here's another one about the 1926 storm in the last post. Their eyes were watching God by Zora Neale Hurston is a must read to understand it.
Go Here to learn more about the Wiregrass Singers and The Colored Sacred Harp

FLORIDA STORM
by J. Jackson, July 13,1928
in The Colored Sacred Harp p. 87-89
Recording on New World Records 80433-2 "The Colored Sacred Harp"

September eighteenth, nineteen hundred and twenty-six,
The people cried mercy in the storm,
Their cries were too late their crying was in vain,
Crying, Lord have mercy in the storm.

Chorus:
The people cried mercy in the storm,
The people cried mercy in the storm,
The colored and the white stay'd awake all the night,
Crying, Lord have mercy in the storm.

A pity and a shame all the people in the rain,
But God show'd His mercy in the storm,
It was very sad that they lost all they had,
Crying, Lord have mercy in the storm.

CHORUS

The wind with a mighty sound laid many building down,
But God show'd His mercy in the storm,
Night comes on you know they had no where to go,
Crying, Lord have mercy in the storm.

CHORUS

The streets were all a mess it was so no one could pass,
Mothers look'd for children in the storm,
Fathers tried in vain it was a shame I know,
Crying, Lord have mercy in the storm.

CHORUS

The doctors got the news so many that were bruised,
Together with the Red Cross on the train,
They all came in haste to see about their case,
Crying, Lord have mercy in the storm.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hurricane songs
From: GUEST,Skipy
Date: 27 Aug 04 - 10:50 AM

Johnny Coppin
Hurruicane of 99 (I think that is the title)

Regards Skipy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hurricane songs
From: Cool Beans
Date: 27 Aug 04 - 11:51 AM

David Doucet does one in French called "57" ("Cinquante-Sept") about a hurricane in 1957 in Louisiana. It's on his CD of the same name.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hurricane songs
From: GUEST,Hugh Jampton
Date: 27 Aug 04 - 11:54 AM

This is a verse from the song "Too Young to be Gone" featured in the book "FOR FALLEN BROTHERS" by Eric Tebble.

"Before morning`s sun has pushed aside the night`s dark clouds
And still the grass is bright with silver dew.
From far away there comes that sweet and comforting sound
We know so well although there are but few.
Grey, battered, showing signs of warfare`s wear and tear.
The Hurricane dips its wings in full salute
Another sortie over England`s southern shores
Another gamble. Will our boy return?"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hurricane songs
From: GUEST,Melani
Date: 27 Aug 04 - 03:50 PM

Thanks, guys!


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Subject: Lyr Add: MUDDY WATER (from The Seldom Scene)
From: bigchuck
Date: 27 Aug 04 - 05:33 PM

From Phil Rosenthall and the Seldom Scene......

Muddy Water

Mary, take the baby, river's risin
That muddy water's takin back the land
This old frame house won't take one more beating
Ain't no time to stay and make a stand

Mornin light shows water in the valley
My daddy's grave just went below the line
Things to save, you just can't take em with you
Mud'll swallow all you leave behind

    I won't be back to start all over
    What I felt before is gone
    Mary take the baby, river's rising
    Muddy water's takin back our home

Roads are gone, there's just one way to leave here
Turn my back on what I left below
Shiftin lands and broken farms around me
Muddy water's changin all I know

    Hard to say just what I'm losin
    I ain't never felt so all alone
    Mary, thake the baby, river's risin
    That muddy water's takin back our home

Sandy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hurricane songs
From: GUEST,Paul
Date: 08 Sep 04 - 03:53 PM

Check out Trying to Reason with Hurricane Season by Buffett. Or Rock you like a Hurricane by the Scorpions.


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Subject: Lyr Add: THEY CALL THE WIND MARIA (Lerner, Loewe)
From: Bert
Date: 08 Sep 04 - 10:50 PM

Lyrics:

Way out west, they got a name
For rain and wind and fire
The rain is Tess, the fire's Joe and
They call the wind Mariah

O no, Mariah blows the stars around
And sends the clouds a-flying
Mariah makes the mountain sounds
Like folks were up there dying

Mariah, They call the wind Mariah

Now before I knew Mariah's name
And heard her wail and whining
I had a girl and she had me
And the sun was always shining

O, but then one day I left my girl
I left her far behind me
And now I'm lost, I'm oh so lost
Not even God can find me

Mariah, O, Mariah, They call the wind Mariah

I hear they got a name for rain
and wind and fire only
but when you're lost and all alone
there ain't no words but lonely

And I'm a lost and lonely man
Without a star to guide me
Mariah, blow your love to me
I need my girl beside me

He, Mariah, O, Mariah
I'm lonely can't you see
Mariah, O, Mariah
Please blow my love to me
Mariah, blow my love to me


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Subject: Lyr Add: ANDREW OF '92
From: harpgirl
Date: 08 Sep 04 - 11:57 PM

ANDREW OF '92

A hundred twenty years from now they'll still retell the tale
How Andrew of '92 was more than just a gale
It's fury found Miami and further down the 'glades
A cyclone hit like hammers and cut like it had blades

A million fled the city, while some folks stayed behind
The raging wind took other souls and made some lives unwind
But no sooner had the rampage ended, help came pouring in
For the thousands who found broken dreams where happy homes had been

And the wild winds come and the wild winds go
But the sun still casts a shadow and the moon still casts a glow
And the creatures of the land continue in their timeless way
And someday soon, the palms will line the shores of Biscayne Bay

Some were here from other places, some were salty born and bred
Soon their lives would blend in glass and wood the wicked wind would shred
As their tears all fell together, a common bond was formed
And the strength that comes from losing filled survivors of the storm

In the land of swamps and sunshine sometimes the sky turns brown
Lightening flashes yellow green and everything goes down
The cycles and the seasons have all shared the special place
A way of life's in fury here, a winter won't erase

And the wild winds come and the wild winds go
But the sun still lights the water and the moon still casts a glow
And the creatures of the land continue in their timeless way
And someday soon, the palms will line the shores of Biscayne Bay


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hurricane songs
From: GUEST,Laoise Feerick
Date: 09 Sep 04 - 07:58 AM

Well, since National Talk Like A Pirate day is coming up (September 19th) and a new hurricane is coming (Ivan)..How about ...

Blow the Man Down

???

Can anyone type out the lyrics in Pirate-Speak?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hurricane songs
From: Blackcatter
Date: 09 Sep 04 - 04:49 PM

Who knew that the Hurricane's of Florida would help keep this thread going?

Gotta be a new song written about Bonnie, Charley, Frances and Ivan.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hurricane songs
From: GUEST,Allison
Date: 23 Sep 05 - 12:13 AM

Don't forget, The Scorpions' "Rock You Like a Hurricane"!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hurricane songs
From: Joe Offer
Date: 23 Sep 05 - 04:06 AM

Ed Silberman of San Francisco did a nice Katrina parody of Pete Seeger's Big Muddy (click).

-Joe Offer-


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Subject: Lyr Add: HERE COMES THE HURRICANE (The Navigators)
From: GEST
Date: 23 Sep 05 - 11:02 AM

HERE COMES THE HURRICANE

Better board up your windows
Can't you hear the wind blow?
Don't you already know
It's comin' on strong and gettin' here fast
And the world you're livin' in now
Ain't even gonna last
It's crawlin' 'cross the ocean
The gear you set in motion
It's comin' back to haunt you, taunt you
Take you, shake you
Show you a little bit
Of your own magic potion
And maybe even take you in a new direction
Perfectly revealed and sealed for your protection
You keep hopin' to yourself
It's just a little rain, but in just a little time
Here comes the hurricane.

Your money and your magic, your muscle and your hustle
Ain't gonna save you, it's already betrayed you
You only ever had the power or the punch
That you thought it gave you
You see the storm don't care
'Bout a game of truth or dare
'Bout the battle lines you've drawn
Or your castles in the air
It's just fire for the savage
Food for the famished
Revenge on the reckless
And a message to the vanished
That you cannot explain
You keep hopin' to yourself it's just a little rain
But it's the power and the glory
Not just another story in the mirror gettin' clearer
Here come's the hurricane.

Aw, back stabbin', money grabbin'
Hope stealin', double dealin'
Toxic waste, two-faced, punk-ass, son-of-a-bitch
Someone's about to pull the switch
You got your bean-countin' dollar-houndin'
Down to a science
Your silver and your soul in one unholy alliance
Your home grown light show on millionaire's row
Trump cards, body guards
But you got no place to go
And nothin' left to gain
No one to reach out to
No one's gonna feel your pain
So drop the future shock double talk
Get off the tight-rope walk
Better find a rock
'Cause here comes the hurricane.

The Navigators (Meet The Navigators, 2002)


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE LOSS OF THE ELIZA
From: GEST
Date: 23 Sep 05 - 11:14 AM

The Loss Of The Eliza

The brave Eliza spread her sails that morning in the bay,
And soon before a freshening breeze was speeding on her way;
Fort Amherst heard their youthful crew sing cheerily as they passed,
But at Fort Amherst, little knew that sailing was their last.

Only the seabirds overhead encircling in the blue,
Screamed down the wind in fear as if they some strange terror knew;
Far in the offing fog drifts sweep, like spectres flee to them,
Is to ensnare some other ship, another prize to gain.

Yet cheerily the Eliza's crew intoned their sailing song,
And merrily their good ship bounds the sunlight waves along;
The dark spray sparkling round her bow gives promise fair that day,
How false that promise now we know in sad St. Mary's Bay!

And storms have come to Newfoundland by stealth and treachery,
The foul nor'easter's chilly hand is black with tragedy;
So the brave schooner Eliza on this October day,
Must match her all unequal strength with furrows that cross her way.

Quick sped the gallant schooner Eliza up the shore,
Close to the wind she's hauling like many a time before;
With Captain James Ahearn to keep her tiller true,
His brother and young Bunyan all sturdy sailors, too.

Who have bettered many a tempest wave thru nights of stress & dread.
To reach their destination home, St. Mary's Riverhead;
But many a hardy sailor has sailed far, far seas to roam,
To grief when near some beacon clear that lights the way to home.

Torrential rain strikes on the main like to a hand of hate,
The waters near grow white with fear at what may be in wait;
Then burst the gale on spar and sail, the shocked Eliza reeled,
And shuddered like something of life that sees its doom revealed.

With riven sail before the gale the staunch Eliza flew,
With sturdy heart 'twas done the part of her courageous crew;
As fiercely raged the storm-swept waves and darker groaned the skies,
But none can tell what was befell that crew of gallant b'ys.

Right violently they fought, we know, for they were heroes bred,
Where sea-bred fisher sires reside, St. Mary's Riverhead;
Dark night and storm enwraps her form, the warring billows roar,
A hurricane her timbers strain, she'll sail in pride no more.

And sad to say, it's told today throughout our little town,
That not a word was ever heard where this good ship went down;
Their light seen on the darkening main by Captain Welsh and crew,
From off the trasher's storm-swept deck is all we ever knew.

Written (per oral history) by a school-teacher whose fiancé was the Eliza's captain.

Note: Collected by Ken Peacock and published in Songs Of The Newfoundland Outports, Volume 3, pp.944-947, by The National Museum of Canada (1965) Crown Copyrights Reserved, and recorded on the album Songs and Ballads of Newfoundland, Folkways FG 3505, LP (1956) cut#A.06

Note: Although there is no factual report of the loss of the Eliza, the story is similar to that of the Southern Cross, lost in April, 1914, with 170 aboard.


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE TRINITY BAY DISASTER
From: GEST
Date: 23 Sep 05 - 11:24 AM

The Trinity Bay Disaster

Come all ye fine youngsters and listen to me,
I'll tell of a disaster that happened at sea;
That happened off shore in the year '92,
Just what indeed happened I'll now tell to you.

Now Trinity Bight on the north of the Bay,
Was swarming with swiles on that Saturday;
On Saturday morning (no school, you see),
So boys joined their masters and fathers with glee.

February Twenty-seventh - the morning broke clear,
The sun shining brightly, no stir in the air;
The air was so calm and so calm was the sea,
That it beckoned to them like I'd beckon to ye.

Two hundred fifteen of both men and both boys,
Took to their punts with shouts and with cries;
Cries of delight for the first seal hunts,
They took off from shore in some fifty odd punts.

The bullies were manned by a crew about four,
To take the hunters out around five miles from shore;
The shore far behind and the ice out ahead,
Scarce was the man who now felt any dread.

With all the hard pulling they reached the flow soon,
All things were so tranquil right up until noon;
At noon the wind from the northwest did blow,
At hurricane force and then freezing snow.

With the ice heaving madly, the wind blowing wild,
Fear was entertained for each man and each child;
With wind blowing off shore and temperatures dipped low,
'Twas no home or haven out there in the flow.

By nightfall that day the toll was complete,
Twenty-five persons their maker did meet;
Some on the ice and some more on the shore,
Seventeen hunters were seen nevermore.

Small English Harbour took the worst blow,
Forty-nine men in fourteen boats did go;
Thirty-two returned to their families so dear,
While seventeen perished in the bay way out there.

Twenty-eight men made it to the Horse Chops,
Their six boats just made it through ice laden lops;
The lops were so big that half frozen and weak,
The men found in Hay Cove just what they did seek.

They hid in the forest and chewed on some wood,
While two trekked homeward to do what they could;
They could and they did, on them so much relied,
Before rescuers came six more men had died.

While out in the bay with the coming of night,
Boats were pulled on the ice for protection so slight;
Not slight was the wind for the coming of day,
Two had reached Heart's Delight on the South of the Bay.

Captain Dick Fowlow from Trinity East,
Sometime next day before the searched ceased;
Found two frozen bodies adrift in a boat,
From Green Bay again they never would float.

The S.S. Labrador under Captain George Hann,
Brought a hospital patient at Trinity to land;
Gave him over to sealers out there in the Bay,
They have never been heard of right up to this day.

Now, thank you for listening to my story so dear,
Of one terrible happening of that terrible year;
Many are the stories with our history are laced,
Of the dangers so often that our fishermen faced.

Clarence Dewling, performed publicly for the first time July 1, 1999, at the opening of the Trinity Pageant, a play depicting the history of the Trinity, NL area.


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Subject: Lyr Add: DOWN AT THE TWIST AND SHOUT (Carpenter)
From: GEST
Date: 23 Sep 05 - 11:38 AM

DOWN AT THE TWIST AND SHOUT

MIDI File by the Accordion Man

Saturday night and the moon is out
I wanna head on over to the Twist and Shout
Find a two-step partner and a Cajun beat
When it lifts me up I'm gonna find my feet
Out in the middle of a big dance floor
When I hear that fiddle wanna beg for more
Gonna dance to a band from a-Lou'sian' tonight.

Well I never have wandered down to New Orleans
Never have drifted down a bayou stream
But I heard that music on the radio
And I swore some day I was gonna go
Down Highway 10 past Lafayette
To Baton Rouge and I won't forget
To send you a card with my regrets
'Cause I'm never gonna come back home.

Saturday night and the moon is out
I wanna head on over to the Twist and Shout
Find a two-step partner and a Cajun beat
When it lifts me up I'm gonna find my feet
Out in the middle of a big dance floor
When I hear that fiddle wanna beg for more
Gonna dance to a band from a-Lou'sian' tonight.

They got a alligator stew and a crawfish pie
A Gulf storm blowin' into town tonight
Livin' on the Delta's quite a show
They got hurricane parties every time it blows
And here up north it's a cold, cold rain
And there ain't no cure for my blues today
Except when the paper says, "Beausoleil is coming into town"
Baby let's go down.

Saturday night and the moon is out
I wanna head on over to the Twist and Shout
Find a two-step partner and a Cajun beat
When it lifts me up I'm gonna find my feet
Out in the middle of a big dance floor
When I hear that fiddle wanna beg for more
Gonna dance to a band from a-Lou'sian' tonight.

Bring your mama, bring your papa, bring your sister, too
They got lots of music and lots of room
When they play you a waltz from 1910
You gonna feel a little bit young again
Well you learned to dance with your rock 'n' roll
You learned to swing with a do-si-do
But you learn to love at the fais-so-do
When you hear a little Jolie Blon.

Saturday night and the moon is out
I wanna head on over to the Twist and Shout
Find a two-step partner and a Cajun beat
When it lifts me up I'm gonna find my feet
Out in the middle of a big dance floor
When I hear that fiddle wanna beg for more
Gonna dance to a band from a-Lou'sian' tonight.

Mary-Chapin Carpenter (Shooting Straight In The Dark, 1990, Columbia)<


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Subject: Lyr Add: COME ALL YE JOLLY SAILOR BOYS
From: GEST
Date: 23 Sep 05 - 11:49 AM

COME ALL YE JOLLY SAILOR BOYS

Well, come all ye jolly sailor boys who to the sea belong,
If you'll listen to me, I'll sing for you a song;
I've been as fine a seaman as ever furled a sail,
Until by lightning lost my sight in that last November gale.

There was a wealthy merchant in the town where I was born,
I own, I loved his daughter and she loved me, I swear;
The press gang they came after me, and I was forced to go,
He sent me away to plow the sea where stormy winds do blow.

On the fourteenth of November, from Cook's Harbour we set sail,
Bound down to Gibraltar, with a soothing, pleasant gale;
The wind blew fair, our course did steer and back before the wind,
But still my thoughts kept thinking on the girl I left behind.

We arrived at Gibraltar and we lay ashore while there,
And then bound for England the winds they did still blow fair;
The very day we put to sea, set was every sail,
When a storm came on, eclipsed the sun and blew a fearsome gale.

Strong winds still kept increasing up to a hurricane,
Our skipper cried, "Make haste my boys, close reef our main topsail!"
No sooner he gave orders, when up aloft we lay,
Like hardy tars through gales and storms his orders to obey.

Just as we reached our mainmast head a heavier flash came on,
Great God, I will remember this eclipse of the sun;
Our main top gallant mast was split up by a ball of light,
And then four seamen more, by the lightning lost our sight.

Now, early the next morning it was dismal for to view,
Our mate he was washed overboard and four more of our crew;
The thunder roared tremendously and lightning fierce did flash,
And swelling seas broke over us and around our ship did dash.

But now, thank God, we're home again and landed safe on shore,
Back unto Cook's Harbour to the girl whom I adore;
Where I found Mary waiting, so loving, kind and free,
And now we live in unity, but her I cannot see.

Author unknown

Sung by Morris Houlihan (b.1885) of Flatrock, NL, and published in MacEdward Leach And The Songs Of Atlantic Canada © 2004 Memorial University of Newfoundland Folklore and Language Archive (MUNFLA).


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE LAST GOODBYE
From: GEST
Date: 23 Sep 05 - 11:59 AM

THE LAST GOODBYE

Where the seagull soars and the mighty ocean roars
When the winds from the north blow so frantic
On the banks of Newfoundland the oil rigs stand,
In search of crude from the cold north-west Atlantic.

She's the finest in the land, designed and built by man
To withstand all that nature has to offer;
And the Ocean Ranger's crew numbered 84 men,
True to their homes and their sons, wives and daughters.

Look away to the west, there's a storm upon the wind
Bringing rain, snow, and seas four storeys high;
Look away to the west, will you see your homes again,
Or is this the time to say your last goodbye, your last goodbye?

And there's trouble from within, the rig is listing once again,
And the gallant crew are ordered to abandon;
But the hurricane's too strong, when the morning comes she's gone,
Not a soul survived to tell us what had happened, what had happened.

Husbands, fathers, sons, and brothers leave behind so many others
Who will not forget the price their loved ones paid;
Was it fate that dealt the hand, or the carelessness of man
That led so many to an early grave, an early grave?

Look away to the west, there's a storm upon the wind
Bringing rain, snow, and seas four storeys high;
Look away to the west, will you see your homes again,
Or is this the time to say your last goodbye, your last goodbye?

May God grant peace and serenity to our brothers lost at sea,
Give their families strength to bear their grief and pain;
And if our men must sweat and toil in pursuit of off-shore oil,
Pray to God to bring them safely home again, home again.

Where the seagull soars and the mighty ocean roars
When the winds from the north blow so frantic,
On the banks of Newfoundland the oil rigs stand,
In search of crude from the cold north-west Atlantic.

Bruce Moss

Notes:
Ministerial Message - February 15, 2002
(Lloyd Matthews, Minister of Mines and Energy)
(Anna Thistle, Minister of Labour)


20th Anniversary of the Ocean Ranger Disaster

On February 15, 1982, Newfoundlanders and Labradorians witnessed the worst offshore drilling accident in Canadian history. The Ocean Ranger, an exploratory offshore drilling platform, sank during a severe winter storm at the Hibernia oil discovery site. Eighty-four lives were lost on that dreadful night and many lessons were learned.

The tragedy of the Ocean Ranger continues to be a major influence on our offshore industry. Government has continually examined the safety issues that contributed to this disaster and has implemented numerous changes to enhance the safety of our offshore workforce. Major legislative and regulatory changes were made to the Atlantic Accord Acts by the federal and provincial governments to establish strict safety guidelines that must be followed from the initial design of an offshore project to the actual implementation of safety systems during the operations phase of development. These regulations govern the necessary requirements of offshore safety.

Over the past two decades, government and industry players have worked together to ensure that the necessary funding is available to facilitate the important research needed to improve escape, evacuation and rescue systems. New technologies have been introduced including cold water survival suits and improved methods of lifeboat deployment. Training requirements for offshore workers have increased significantly and new facilities have been established to ensure that these workers have the necessary safety skills to avoid tragedy.

The North Atlantic Ocean is a very unpredictable and unforgiving environment. Industry players have worked with government to improve offshore health and safety. Their initiative and success in preventing major incidents is encouraging. New technologies continue to evolve and are regularly implemented. Government will continue to work with industry players to ensure that offshore safety remains the highest priority.

On behalf of the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, we wish to remember the eighty-four lives that were lost 20 years ago. May they never be forgotten.

2002 02 15          10:40a.m.


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Subject: Lyr Add: HURRICANE (from Leon Everette)
From: GUEST,Amy
Date: 23 Oct 05 - 08:27 PM

Hurricane
- Leon Everette (#4 on the country charts in September 1981)

Thirty miles out in the Gulf Stream
I could hear them South winds moan
The bridges are lookin' lower
Shrimp boats are hurryin' home

The old man down in the quarter
Slowly turned his head
He took another sip of his whiskey bottle
Then he looked at me and he said

Chorus:

I was born in the rain by Lake Ponchartrain
Underneath the Louisiana Moon
And I don't mind the strain of a hurricane
They come around every June
High black water, a devils daughter
She's hard and she's cold, and she's mean
But nobody's taught her that it takes a lot of water
To wash away New Orleans

A man came down from Chicago
Gonna set that levee right
He said it's got to be up about three feet higher
Won't make it through the end of the night

The old man down in the quarter
Said don't you listen to that boy
The water'll down by mornin', son
And he'll be back on his way to Illinois

I was born in the rain by the Ponchartrain
Underneath the Louisiana Moon
And I don't mind the strain of a hurricane
They come around every June
High black water's like the devil's daughter
She's hard and she's cold, and she's mean
But we've finally taught her that it takes a lot of water
To wash away New Orleans

Chorus


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hurricane songs
From: RobbieWilson
Date: 24 Oct 05 - 07:54 AM

You are like a hurricane
There's calm in your eye


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hurricane songs
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Oct 05 - 07:59 AM

tempted to suggest "Hand me down my Walking cane" but decided not to...........


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Subject: Lyr. Add: MIAMI HAIRIKIN
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 24 Oct 05 - 03:19 PM

Lyr. Add: MIAMI HAIRIKIN

God A'mighty moved on the water,
And the peoples in Miami run.
And the lady left Miami,
She left in lightning speed.
Ev'ry time the lightnin' flash
She thinks about her dirty deeds.

God A'mighty moved on the water
And the peoples in Miami run.
Ships swam down that ocean,
It was most too sad to tell;
Ten thousand peoples got drownded,
And all went to Hell but twelve.

God A'mighty moved the water
And the peoples in Miami run.
Yon stan' the lady,
Stan'ing in the back do'
Singing, "If I get back to Georgia,
I won't go to Florida no mo'."

God A'mighty moved the water
And the peoples in Miami run.
The rich white folks and the well-to-do
Were playing five-up and pool;
God A'mighty got angry in glory,
And they forgot each other's move.

God A'mighty moved the water
And the peoples in Miami run.
Some was floatin' on the ocean,
And some was floatin' on the sea;
And some was cryin' on bended knee,
"Lord, have mercy on me."

Recounts the events of the Miami hurricane of 1928.
Collected by Mrs. Carita Doggett Corse, of the Federal Writers' Project of Florida, from the singing of Mr. James Brown, a young ranch hand, Knoxville, who said he learned the song in Dawson, Georgia. This song has received "some currency among the folk of south Florida. The song is patterned closely on "God Moves on the Water," a folksong that recounts the tragic sinking of the Titanic. Lomax, "Our Singing Country," 1941, pp. 26-27, cites a version of the song" (about the Titanic, with music).
No. 49, p. 103, without music, Alton C. Morris, 1950 (1978), "Folksongs of Florida," University Presses of Florida.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hurricane songs
From: GUEST,Arne Langsetmo
Date: 24 Oct 05 - 07:35 PM

Well, in a similar vein (but not hurricane):

The Bergen

Here's The Galveston Flood, about the 1900 Galveston disaster...

Cheers,


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hurricane songs
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 24 Oct 05 - 08:08 PM

See thread 84455 for songs about the Galveston disaster. Other threads linked there as well. Galveston


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hurricane songs
From: GUEST
Date: 11 Jun 06 - 12:19 AM

Ready, set, go! Tropical Depression One at the gate...

signed, disgusted


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hurricane songs
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 12 Jun 06 - 02:40 PM

Willie Dixon wrote and recorded EARTHQUAKE AND HURRICANE, also known as MIGHTY EARTHQUAKE AND HURRICANE. I might be able to post the lyrics later.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hurricane songs
From: GUEST,Sean Damer
Date: 24 Feb 08 - 11:30 AM

F.A.O. JOHN NOLAN, formerly of Coldstream and Glasgow:

Dear John

Please contact me at my Glasgow E-mail address:

seannachai@ntlworld.com

I have news for you!

If anyone reading this thread knows John's E-mail address, could they please pass on this message.

Thanks!

Yours aye,

Sean Damer.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hurricane songs
From: GUEST,TJ in San Diego
Date: 24 Feb 08 - 12:40 PM

I remember stories my late grandfather told me about the 1900 Galveston Flood. He knew a song written about it, but I haven't heard it since the early 1950's. As a young newlywed, he and a group of friends from Beaumont and Port Arthur went down the Bolivar Peninsula and over to Galveston to help with rescue and recovery work. His description of the nearly total destruction of the town and the many bodies they found was part of the song. His family was founder of Sabine Pass, which also suffered tremendous damage.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hurricane songs
From: Haruo
Date: 06 Mar 17 - 01:27 AM

We're going to sing FLORIDA STORM at the Olympia All-Day Singing this Saturday! It's a Denson book singing but one of the guests will be a descendant of Judge Jackson, so we will do this one from outside the canon.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hurricane songs
From: GUEST,Phil d'Conch
Date: 06 Mar 17 - 02:12 AM

As mentioned near the top of the thread:

Mudcat thread: History of 'Run, Come See Jerusalem'

YT: Blind Blake & Calypsonians RUN COME SEE JERUSALEM

Wiki: 1929 Bahamas hurricane


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Subject: Lyr Add: MIGHTY EARTHQUAKE AND HURRICANE (Dixon)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 08 Mar 17 - 11:13 PM

Here's what I promised back in 2006! My transcription from the recording at YouTube:


MIGHTY EARTHQUAKE AND HURRICANE
As sung by Willie Dixon on "Mighty Earthquake and Hurricane" (1983)

CHORUS: Hurricane, hurricane,
A mighty earthquake and a hurricane,
A mighty earthquake and a hurricane.

The earth cracked open and was breathin' fire,
Ev'rybody runnin' and ready to die.
Some goes crazy, some insane,
Sayin': "Save me from the mighty hurricane!"

CHORUS TWICE

People were scramblin' and on the run,
Like there was a hit with a atom bomb.
Some lay crippled and some lay lame,
Sayin': "Save me from the mighty hurricane!"

CHORUS TWICE

The rich folks fallin' down on their knees,
Said: "The Lord have mercy, if you please.
Take all my money; I don't need a thing.
Just save me from the mighty hurricane."

CHORUS


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE TERRIBLE TEXAS STORM (T J Kelly)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 11 Mar 17 - 07:41 AM

From the sheet music at Johns Hopkins University:


THE TERRIBLE TEXAS STORM
"A beautiful song portraying in words and music the awful calamity at Texas, Sept. 8th, 1900."
Words & music by Thomas J. Kelly, ©1900.

[1] The sun was brightly shining down in good old Texas state.
All hearts were gay and happy with no thought of cruel fate.
The children played upon the streets without a single care,
While hum of toil and business echoed on the morning air;
But suddenly the sky grew dark; then came the wind and rain,
Until the country round was battling with a hurricane,
And as the tempest roared and raged, the angry gulf waves sped
Along the coast until a host were numbered with the dead.

[CHORUS] Many a home with grief is sad; many a heart is aching.
Many a loved one sleeps the sleep that knows no dawn of waking.
Many a life has passed away and stilled a heart once warm,
For lives and homes were swept away in the terrible Texas storm.

[2] In Galveston alone, a thousand felt the hand of death,
And twenty towns were withered by the cyclone's cruel breath,
And where the happy children played and busy toilers trod,
A countless host of helpless lives went forth to meet their God.
How many souls were lost that day no one will ever know,
But thousands weep with hearts bowed down beneath the cruel blow,
And all the nation mourns September eight, the fatal day
When Texas felt the storm that swept those lives and homes away.

[Catalogs indicate that a wax cylinder recording by J. W. Myers appeared in 1901, but I have not found a playable recording online.]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hurricane songs
From: Hrothgar
Date: 12 Mar 17 - 06:25 AM

June Nicholls, who came from the Bahamas, had a version of the HURRICANE HATTIE song posted by john Nolan, and her chorus said "Nassau, my land".

There was also another verse at the end that said that hurricanes should be named after men.

I'll try to dig it out.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hurricane songs
From: eftifino
Date: 12 Mar 17 - 07:23 AM

Here's one from Down Under. I remember this because I arrived by air into Darwin 2 nights before. Luckily I got out OK. The song is cheesy but what the hell..

'Santa Never Made It into Darwin'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJi_kBIiZ4A


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hurricane songs
From: eftifino
Date: 12 Mar 17 - 07:25 AM

Cn't believe that 'the Wreck of the Edmond Fitzgerald isn't here.


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE CASTAWAYS (Harrigan/Braham)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 13 Mar 17 - 02:43 PM

From the sheet music at Johns Hopkins University:


THE CASTAWAYS
Words by Edward Harrigan. music by Dave Braham ©1881.
"As sung in Edward Harrigan's comic play, "Mulligan's Silver Wedding."

[1] On the good ship Dolly Dorkins from London I set sail,
All bound for the Indian Ocean; oh, hear my mournful tale!
The whole ship's crew and captain too, the cook a brown Malay,
In a hurricane of wind and rain, brave boys, we were cast away.

[CHORUS] With a hay, hay, hay and a ho, ho, ho, I'll ne'er forget that day
When the whole ship's crew and the captain too, brave boys, we were cast away.

[2] We'd a cask or two of water stowed in the old ship's boat.
A box of old sea biscuits by chance we found afloat.
All tempest tossed with compass lost, we had no time to pray.
Our flag of distress was a pants and vest; brave boys, we were cast away.

[3] Afloat on the Indian Ocean through fair and foul and calm,
I saw as the sun was rising an island full of palm.
"Ho, land!" I cried; I never lied; says Captain, "Where away?"
"On our starboard bow, we're safe, lads, now; hip, hurrah for the castaway!"

[4] Says the captain, "Do your duty, all hands, when you're ashore.
The first man goes for booty, I'll brain him with an oar."
We struck the beach; we heard a screech; 'twas Indian girls at play.
It drove away the blues when they came out in canoes; hip, hurrah for the castaway!

[5] An Indian queen of sweet sixteen says: "We were drove from home.
A king of another island sent us here to die alone.
One hundred wives for all your lives, I give each sailor gay."
Then each copper-colored belle sent up an Indian yell; hip, hurrah for the castaway!

[6] All sailors bold, I have been told, who ship before the mast,
Will sail the ocean over to find that isle at last;
But, bless your hearts, 'taint on the charts, all navigators say;
But I've done no harm; I've spun my yarn; hip, hurrah for the castaway!


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Subject: Lyr Add: HURRICANE HISTORY (from Tom Dalton)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 13 Mar 17 - 07:01 PM

My transcription from the audio, found today on Spotify:

HURRICANE HISTORY
As recorded by Tom Dalton on "When the Hurricane Comes: Songs about Living Through Hurricanes" (2006)

[CHORUS] Hurricane hist'ry—do you know
Just how many storms come and go?
It's a fact o' life here in the southern states.
Hurricane hist'ry—listen close,
'Spec'lly if you live on the coast,
'Cause hurricane season soon is on the way.

[1] Now in nineteen-hundred there was a killer hurricane,
Category four, that had no name,
Blew in off the coast and made landfall in Galveston.
September eighth, fifteen-foot waves
Claimed the lives of eight thousand, they say;
Was the deadliest hurricane that's ever come.

[2] Then there was the great Miami hurricane of twenty-six,
And Lake Okeechobee in twenty-eight.
Over three-thousand people died among the two.
You got the Labor Day hurricane of thirty-five,
And up in New England in thirty-eight,
Cost a thousand lives and nine million in damage to boot.

[3] Now in fifty-four, Carol and Edna dropped by,
And a few months later, Hazel said hi,
Took one seventy-five lives in the United States.
Connie and Diane came in fifty-five,
And Audrey paid a visit in fifty-seven,
But in sixty came Donna, one of the all-time worst hurricanes. [CHORUS]

[4] Well, then came Camille, a category five,
Hit the Mississippi coast in sixty-nine,
Was the second most intense hurricane of all time;
Then in nineteen-seventy-two, Agnes blew through,
With US deaths at one-twenty-two,
Then we got a little break in nineteen-eighty-nine.

[5] When hurricane Hugo first arrived
In Charleston, south Carolina,
There was twenty-foot waves and twenty-one people died;
Five more in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands,
Twenty-four in the Caribbean lost their lives,
Eight billion dollars in damage till Hugo said goodbye.

[6] Now three years later in ninety-two,
Came the most destructive hurricane we ever knew.
Andrew hit Dade County as a category five.
Twenty-six billion in damage cost,
Over twenty-five thousand homes were lost,
A quarter million homeless and sixty-five lost their lives. [CHORUS]

[7] Then Opal, Mitch, and Florence stopped by
To end the nineties; more loss of lives.
In two-thousand, Keith did damage from Belize to Mexico.
In two-thousand-one, there was Allison and Iris.
Two years later Isabel reminds us
How far north hurricanes go.

[8] Now two-thousand-four was a nightmare of storms,
Major hurricanes, there was four:
Charley, Frances, Ivan, don't forget Jeanne.
Forty five billion in damage alone,
Florida got hit bad, you know,
The floods and mudslides in Haiti took three thousand lives.

[9] Which brings us up to two-thousand-five.
You wonder how we ever survive,
With Katrina, Rita and Wilma, all category five.
Twelve hundred lives Katrina claimed,
Worst hurricane since twenty-eight,
Seventy-five billion in damage in New Orleans. [CHORUS]


[Only the chorus is sung; the verses are recited in a manner similar to "talking blues."

[I have verified the spelling of all the hurricane names, from here.]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hurricane songs
From: Gda Music
Date: 14 Mar 17 - 05:00 PM

"A disastrous Caribbean hurricane caught up with the island of Grenada in the early hours of September 23rd 1955. During that following week, the deadly storm claimed 137 lives and laid waste to much of Grenada and Carriacou. Lord Melody of course hits all the right notes with his rendition relating to that tragic period of history.    (unfortunately not the best sound transfer & no tape details)".

Grenada Hurricane -- *Janet* -- 23 September 1955

Janet I beg you hard
Janet not Trinidad
Janet I beg you hard
Janet not Trinidad

You blow way the whole of Grenada
Then came the Barbadian supper
Every day lady came enough to make
A man jump out he shoes

Janet hide in the mountain
Janet lick down a million building
Janet sister was Katie
Janet blow way the whole of Miami

The description they publish here
They said Janet had silky hair
About 6 foot the papers said September the 28th
So then Janet visit Grenada
Oh Lord poor people suffer
Blow down the place like a pasture
And all the reading in the papers over here

Janet hide in the mountain
Janet lick down a million buildings
Janet sister was Katie
Janet blow way the whole of Miami

In St Vincent when Janet raid
So help me I was afraid
I hear she blow down a concrete wall
And Papa that wasn`t all
I don't ramajay if you see how St Vincent break away
And all the buildings over here on the papers
Katie will move Janet from the area

Janet hide in the mountain
Janet lick down a million buildings
Janet sister was Katie
Janet blow way the whole of Miami

Lord Melody -- KAY CRS 001 (B side)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gw3I-N32xIU

GJ


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Hurricane songs
From: mg
Date: 14 Mar 17 - 10:36 PM

here is a gorgeous Basque song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psISthbagW4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psISthbagW4

hope to put it on the codfish cd..does anyone know anyone in the group Tadusak?


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