Where’d They Go?

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Lyrics

There’s a way that some men go
Out beyond the harbor’s glow
Tryin’ to make a livin’ from the sea
But when bitter Northerns blow
People in the harbour know
Life is in the hands of destiny

Chorus 1:
O the cries and the pleas
Of the women on their knees
Prayin’ that their missin’ fishermen come home
How they howl and they wail
For the Andrea Gail
And a thousand sunken fishin’ boats below
Where’d they go?
Where’d they go?
But the raging seas refuse
To unveil the fatal news
So the broken hearts forever long to know.

The fishermen of Gloucester go
Where the winds of fortune blow
And danger is a sober certainty
But Nature brings its tempters low
For reaping what they didn’t sow
It’s the toll for harvesting the sea.

Chorus 2:
O the cries and the pleas
Of the women on their knees
Prayin’ that their missin’ fishermen come home
How they howl and they wail
For the Andrea Gail
And a thousand sunken fishin’ boats below
Where’d they go?
Where’d they go?
And they gather at the church
When they’ve given up the search
Now the loved ones left behind will never know.

Bridge
As the years come and go
Generations keep harbouring hope
Holy church candles burn
Lonely widows wearin’ black dresses yearn
Longin’ to learn
Where’d they go?
Where’d they go?

Daring soulds will always go
Out beyond the harbor’s glow
Where courage meets its opportunity
The lonesome foghorns call from home
Beacons search the great unknown
For they that go in ships down to the sea.

Chorus 3:
O the cries and the pleas
Of the women on their knees
Prayin’ that their missin’ fishermen come home
How they howl and they wail
For the Andrea Gail
And a thousand sunken fishin’ boats below
Where’d they go?
Where’d they go?
Where’d they go?
Where’d they go?


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