Heroes of the Ocean Ranger

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On a freezing night when I was ten
By God I remember as it was then
A stranger came gave the news
The Ranger’d sunk with all the crew

A look of horror on my mother’s face
Forty years still can’t erase
Eighty-four families told the same
The wild Atlantic claimed all the blame

Nor’easter off the Grand Banks
Nor’easter off the Grand Banks

A raging tempest, a hundred foot wave
Sunk the Ocean Ranger to its forlorn grave
Eighty-four men: all they knew
Lost off Newfoundland as that Hurricane blew

Remember those dead heroes
My tribute to the Ocean Ranger
Pray for the bereaved
Heroes of the Ocean Ranger

Could the Company’ve done better, should’ve done more
But nothing’s safe two hundred miles from shore
An inquisition doled out the blame
Powerful interests always rig that game

Sons and daughters of the men who passed
Can see their faces, still hear their laugh
When the Ranger sank, I was just a lad
He was my hero: I called him Dad

Nor’easter off the Grand Banks
“Nor’easter off the Grand Banks

A raging tempest, a hundred foot wave
Sunk the Ocean Ranger to its forlorn grave
Eighty-four men all they knew
Lost off Newfoundland as that Hurricane blew

Remember those dead heroes
My Tribute to the Ocean Ranger
Pray for the bereaved
Heroes of the Ocean Ranger
Heroes of the Ocean Ranger


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