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GUEST,Dan in Nova Scotia Lyr Req: The Sailmaker - dan mckinnon?? (24) Lyr Add: THE SAILMAKER (Dan McKinnon) 21 Sep 04


I'm so happy that you enjoyed the song. Here are the lyrics:


Been 60 years a sailmaker
Learned from my father's hand
We sewed up slips of canvas
Double stitching every strand
We worked from dawn to dusk
Making 50 cents a day
But now the time of sailing ships is all but gone away.

We sewed up sets of mainmast sails
For the Bluenose and Cape Anne
And when we couldn't use machines
We sewed them all by hand
Bare masts sat there in the harbour
While we worked both night and day
But now the time of sailing ships is all but gone away

Chorus:
And I wander sometimes down to the workshop
Just to watch the daylight pass away
And wipe away the dust from the benchtops filled with rust
From broken needles left where they lay

I've watched the big fleets come and go
The schooners anchored in the bay
They glide without a sound
But for the slapping of the waves
I've watched the ships go proudly out
I've seen the men obey
But now the time of sailing ships is all but gone away.

_____


Can't wait to be back in England next April. See you all soon.
Best Wishes
Dan


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