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The Wreck of the C.P. Yorke (Stanley G. TRiggs) 1. Oh, come all ye shipmates and listen to me To a story that will make you grieve Of a tug that went down off Tattenham Ledge 'Twas on a Christmas Eve. 2. The C.P. Yorke she was headin' north She was headin' north for Duncan Bay And though 'twas the mate stood watch at her wheel 'Twas the devil that guided her way. 3. She was just about five miles up in the Stretch When a south-east gale began to blow They headed for shelter in Buccaneer Bay That's the only place there was to go. 4. In Welcome Pass the mate was alert For sight of the marker ahead But he cut 'er too short comin' out of the Pass And grounded on Tattenham Ledge. 5. The barge dragged the tugboat off into the deep She sank twenty fathoms down Only the chief and the skipper survived - The five other men were drowned. 6. They salvaged the tugboat and she's working yet She has a new crew brave and bold But she'll never forget that cold Christmas Eve Nor the ghosts of the five in her hold. - by Stanley G. Triggs and on his record, "Bunkhouse & Forecastle Songs of the Northwest", Folkways FG 3569. JB JB
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