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Thread #126947   Message #2825975
Posted By: Joe Offer
30-Jan-10 - 07:49 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Christian Island (Gordon Lightfoot)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Christian Island??
It's good, pdq, but the loving cup goes only to those who actually post lyrics in a minute. Sorcha, Pene Azul, and one other person made that record, I believe. I think my best was three minutes, but I always feel a compulsion to make sure the lyrics are correct. gordonlightfoot.com says the song came out in 1972. I found it on Gord's Gold 2, but I'm sure that's not the original album.

gordonlightfoot.com also indicates that Christian Island is in Georgian Bay, which is part of Lake Huron, on the Ontario side of the lake. I was guessing it was in the South Seas, and that it had something to do with the H.M.S. Bounty. Except near the Bruce Peninsula, Georgian Bay seems pretty shallow - is there good sailing there?
-Joe-