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Stilly River Sage 08 Feb 06 - 10:48 AM
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Subject: Lyr Add: NOTICE TO MARINERS (John M. Dwyer)
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 08 Feb 06 - 10:48 AM

NOTICE TO MARINERS

Come all you Northwest sailors, who cruise on Puget Sound,
And listen to my story, for well it will astound;
'Tis of a ferry captain, who ventured forth one day,
And of the fate befell him, as he sailed on the bay.

The ferry left Seattle, 'twas on a foggy day,
The captain had no worries, for well he knew the way;
He headed 'cross the water, where finny things abound,
And set his course for Bremerton, across famed Puget Sound.

Now all good skippers have a trick, who sail these waters 'round,
And when the fog is thickest, 'tis then they steer by sound;
Full several times a minute, their whistle loud they blow,
And by the echo bouncing, when land is close they know.

The ferry neared Rich Passage, a place of rocks and shoals,
And narrow as an hourglass, as past Point White she goes;
The captain slowed the ferry, and not to run aground,
He blew upon his whistle, and listened for the sound.

Now, a farmer on Point Glover, across the neck from White,
Had tied his cow that foggy morn, upon lush grass to bite;
So several times a minute, the ferry's whistle blew,
And as the captain listened, the echo came back "Moo!"

The captain turned the vessel, still steering by the sound,
And guided by that silly cow, the ferry ran aground;
So all you Northwest sailors, give listen to me now,
And when you cruise on Puget Sound, don't navigate by cow!

Copyright 1974 John Dwyer
All Rights Reserved

*Note. Though I have all of Dad's papers, I transcribed this song from Linda Allen's book Washington Songs and Lore, 1988, ISBN 0-9616441-3-3. The word "finny" in the second verse comes from the dictionary "finny: 1. provided with or characterized by fins 2. relating to or being fish. This word isn't a typo for "funny."

Maggie Dwyer
February 8, 2006


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Subject: Tune Add: NOTICE TO MARINERS (John M. Dwyer)
From: MMario
Date: 08 Feb 06 - 11:36 AM

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Of the fate be-fell him, as he sailed on the bay.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Notice to Mariners by John M. Dwyer
From: EBarnacle
Date: 08 Feb 06 - 11:40 AM

Good 'un. Are there more?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Notice to Mariners by John M. Dwyer
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 08 Feb 06 - 11:43 AM

Yes. I'll make a point of transcribing them and sending them in.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Notice to Mariners by John M. Dwyer
From: MMario
Date: 08 Feb 06 - 12:14 PM

San Juan Pig is in the 'Songs and Stories' thread already - and we have the tune.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Notice to Mariners by John M. Dwyer
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 08 Feb 06 - 03:38 PM

But does it need to be added to the DT also?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Notice to Mariners by John M. Dwyer
From: MMario
Date: 08 Feb 06 - 03:41 PM

yes - but it's in the queue for submission. (there's a lag between post and execution - the DT on-site is 2002 edition)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Notice to Mariners by John M. Dwyer
From: GUEST,David Ingerson who has apparently lost his c
Date: 08 Feb 06 - 05:24 PM

Thanks, Maggie. I remember John singing that song at the first Singtime Frolics back in--oh 1984? Good one.

Cheers,

David


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Notice to Mariners by John M. Dwyer
From: Charley Noble
Date: 08 Feb 06 - 05:29 PM

This certainly is a fine nautical song. It's right there with Kendall Morse's story about navigating along the Coast of Maine by potato... splash, spalsh, clunk!

By the way "A Notice to Mariners" is available on a new CD entitled SONGS OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST as sung by Susy McAleer and Jean Smith, produced Stewart Hendrickson of Seattle and distributed by Celtic-Palentine Records.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Notice to Mariners by John M. Dwyer
From: JennyO
Date: 08 Feb 06 - 10:33 PM

Hi Charlie. The subject on "The Mother of all BS threads" drifted to cows, which made me think of your song "A Cowardly Act", which I posted, which led on to SRS posting her dad's great song that you see here. Never let it be said that the MOAB is a waste of bandwidth - I would never say that ;-)

Can't wait to see more of his songs, SRS!

Jenny


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Notice to Mariners by John M. Dwyer
From: Deckman
Date: 08 Feb 06 - 11:23 PM

Maggie, I drove past your Dad's beach house today ... so many fine memories. I went down to the end of the road, stopped the truck, walked to the edge of the river, and I swear ... I COULD HEAR MANY VOICES SINGING!   CHEERS, Bob


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Notice to Mariners by John M. Dwyer
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 08 Feb 06 - 11:42 PM

I hope you could also smell some salmon smoking!

It has been fun pulling out these songs. I'm impressed with how quickly Leo was able to add in the notations.

I have a home-made CD playing now. First cut is "John O'Dwyer of the Glen."

sniff


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Notice to Mariners by John M. Dwyer
From: Charley Noble
Date: 09 Feb 06 - 08:10 AM

Maggie-

Do post some more of your Dad's songs.

Jeeny-

I was wondering if I should mention "Cowardly Act." Thanks for the plug. Here's a hotlink to that song with a photo of the ill-fated fishing trawler: Click here!

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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