Loss of Miss Ally, The

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They sailed the seas for a living
Five friends of the highest esteem
Working to earn fair wages
Hoping to realize their dreams.

Watching their young families going
Not wanting to leave them alone
But stormy waters were their undoing
And now they never shall again return home.

Generations of men before them
Have tested the hands of fate
Many overcome the dangers
But for others it is too late.

Though sometimes so full of beauty
Angry oceans turn white with foam
Leaving names of loved ones
Etched on a memorial stone

Katlin, Billy Jack and Tyson
Joel and Cole all knew
As they left port aboard Miss Ally
They were a competent crew.

For three days they were busy
Taking fish from o’er the side
Not knowing in just two hours
Danger lurked ‘neath darkening skies

Now five families are grieving
And asking, “Oh God, why?
Can you take in our loved ones?
For they were too young to die.”

Now throughout the storms of winter
Silently they sit alone
And remember the crew of Miss Ally
Who never shall again return home.

Throughout the storms of winter
Silently they sit alone
And remember the crew of Miss Ally
Who never shall again return home.
No, they never shall again return home.


2 Responses to “Loss of Miss Ally, The”

  1. BOB MUNDELL says:

    my mother would be pleased to read these nice comments on her ”poem” and I was glad to put some music to it so more people would know about that tragic event that happens all too often living here in this area and making a living off the sea. Thanks for posting it. Bob Mundell barrington ns

  2. Heather Sparling says:

    Thanks for sharing your song, and your mother’s poem, Bob! I haven’t forgotten about interviewing you… I’ll get to it one of these days…

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