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GUEST,Reiver 2 Origin: The Bluenose (34) Lyr Add: BLUENOSE 13 Aug 01

Curiously enough, I had just posted the following a few minutes ago to a different thread (Columbia). I hadn't seen this thread or I would have posted it here:

There have been references in this thread to the pride of Canada, the Bluenose. A few years ago a replica of the original Bluenose (said to be an exact replica) was built, also in Lunenberg, Nova Scotia. The Irish Rovers, based in British Columbia, did this song on their recording, "Tall Ships and Salty Dogs." I'm pretty sure (but not positive) that it was written by Will Millar now (alas!) retired, but for many years the leader of the Irish Rovers. It commemorates the building and launching of the NEW Bluenose. A great song, the lyrics go like this:

(Will Millar????)

In the town of Lunenberg, down Nova Scotia way,
In 1921 on a windy day,
A sailing ship was born and the Bluenose was her name,
And you'll never see her kind again.

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.

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


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

CHO: (twice)

Haven't heard anything about her recently, but I think she's still sailing. Cheers!

Footnote: I may be wrong in attributing this song to Will Millar. I had that impression, but no proof or evidence. I'm quite willing to be corrected.

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