Ballad of the Ocean Ranger, The

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Lyrics

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On the Grand Banks
Of Newfoundland
Things never go
According to plan

The wind sets in
And you can’t see
Thanks to my father
Aged thirty-three

Well times have changed
But we still toil
Instead of cod
Now chasing oil

A ?? I am
And I’m glad to be
On the mightiest Ranger
Finds me going to sea

Valentine’s day
In eighty-two
The cruelest storm
Came ripping through

We were on the banks
Northeast of St. John’s
Where the ?? sail, boys
??

We could not stop
What was happening
When the ?? through port holes
Came crashing in

And the water came in
And the circuits blew
Our fate was sealed then
We all knew

Under the wide
Starry sky
That’s where I live
And that’s where I’ll die

And you say it’s coming home now
From the sea
Open your heart
You’ll always find a place for me

Till one-oh-five [1:05am]
The distress (??) went out
We gotta get these men
Into the boats

We can’t hold those rigs
Folks, she’s going to roll
Into that cold Atlantic Ocean
We were thrown

Every man was lost
To the sea
All eighty-four
Including me

A ?? I am
A ?? I’ll be
On the mighty Ocean Ranger
On the bottom of the cold, dark sea

Under the wide
Starry sky
That’s where I live
And that’s where I’ll die

And you say it’s coming home now
From the sea
Open your heart
You’ll always find a place for me


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