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Schooners at Digby (Tom Goux) Oh, the old Ernestina and the Anna Christina All rafted up there at Digby. While one was a plug and the other pristiner But both of them fine schooner rig-by. And we went for a ride on the four-story tide A sight to every land-lubber The tidal fantastic called for gangways elastic And bow, stern and springlines of rubber. cho: O the old schooner life has its ups and downs At least that's the case there in old Digby town You jump to the ratlines to get to the deck But watch that first step, or you might break your neck! We invited the town, all of Digby came down To see them two schooners so gaffy Together, some two hundred years they'd been 'round But never with crews quite so daffy. But gettin' the folks from the docks to the decks Without compound fractures of backs, heads and necks Was as tricky as gettin' 'em back to the docks With the water behavin' like Panama Locks. Well, I'm happy tell that nobody fell Although there weren't no good solutions; For the rollin' and twitchin' and tossin' and pitchin' In time to the tide's evolution. It came down to a case of schooner elevation An oceanic reaction to lunar agitation And whether a little old lady mught ruin her vacation By bustin' her bum on the decks. (Final four lines semi-spoken with extreme rubato) Note: Reportedly, a retelling of a reportedly true happening in 1990. Digby has an over-25-foot tide. Sung by Goux and Sulanowski RG
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