Herzogin Cecile (Ken Stephens) Sailing down the Baltic, where the wreck mark buoys all peal, She's the mightly sailing ship the Herzogin Cecile Cruisin' in the Channel, where the steamers never yield She's the mightly sailing ship the Herzogin Cecile (chorus) Herzogin Cecile, Herzogin Cecile She's the mightly sailing ship the Herzogin Cecile Beatin' down the Biscay where the crew they get no meals She's the mightly sailing ship the Herzogin Cecile Rolling in the doldrums where the slightest wind she'll feel She's the mightly sailing ship the Herzogin Cecile Roarin' in the forties, where the braces sing like steel Tackin' in the Tasman Sea, where the winds upon her steal Runnin' east below the Horn where the mighty sperm whales squeal Off Tierra Del Fuego, where the albatrosses wheel Comin' down from Labrador with a load of pine and deal Cruising Caribbean calms, where the flying fish appeal Now she's Falmouth bound for orders, where her passage time's reveal'd A shipload strainin' in her hold, the pull again she'll feel She's run upon the Bobtail, in the mist, a test of steel She's hard aground in Sawmile Cove, the rocks have broken her keel Ken Stephens wrote this song not knowing that the Herzogin Cecile (Dutchess Cecile was one of the Kaiser's nieces) was a four masted bark. He wrote the chorus "She's the mighty full rigged ship - the Herzogin Cecile" Stan Hugill interrupted Geoff Kauf- man, onstage, with "That were no full rigged ship. That were a four masted bark." On Geoff Kaufman's "Fair Stood the Wind" also on Lewis, Pint, and Dale "Making Waves" SGL APR99
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