Ocean Ranger, The – Coffey

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In the cold Canadian waters where there’s danger,
On the fifteenth day in a February gale,
When the chilly waters claimed the Ocean Ranger,
Not one human ever lived to tell the tale.

For three long weeks on the Ocean minds,
Was the children made them valentines,
As they waited for their fathers
To return home from the cold.
Left their wives, their sons and daughters,
With their mothers and their fathers,
In the cold Canadian waters;
Lord have mercy on their souls.

From time to tide you understand a mother’s feelings,
Or the feeling of a father for his son;
But those little children’s hearts they must be bleeding,
When they’re old enough to know their father’s gone.

For three long weeks on the Ocean minds,
Was the children made them valentines
As they waited for their fathers
To return home from the cold.
Left their wives, their sons and daughters,
With their mothers and their fathers,
In the cold Canadian waters;
Lord have mercy on their souls.

Heaven knows that on the battlefield there’s danger,
And there’s danger for the men down in the mine;
There was danger all around the Ocean Ranger,
And for those men who left their loved ones all behind.

For three long weeks on the Ocean minds,
Was the children made them valentines
As they waited for their fathers
To return home from the cold.
Left their wives, their sons and daughters,
With their mothers and their fathers,
In the cold Canadian waters;
Lord have mercy on their souls.
In the cold Canadian waters;
Lord have mercy on their souls.

 

Lyrics from http://www.wtv-zone.com/phyrst/audio/nfld/24/oceanranger.htm.


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