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The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald - GordonLightfoot

A tribute to the 29 men who died November 10, 1975, aboard the Edmund Fitzgerald in Lake Superior.



The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down
of the big lake they called "Gitche Gumee"
The lake, it is said, never gives up her dead
when the skies of November turn gloomy
With a load of iron ore twenty-six thousand tons more
than the Edmund Fitzgerald weighed empty,
that big ship and true was a bone to be chewed
when the Gales of November came early

The ship was the pride of the American side
coming back from some mill in Wisconsin
As the big freighters go, it was bigger than most
with a crew and good captain well seasoned,
concluding some terms with a couple of steel firms
when they left fully loaded for Cleveland
And later that night when the ship's bell rang,
could it be the north wind they'd been feelin'?

The wind in the wires made a tattle-tale sound
and a wave broke over the railing
And ev'ry man knew, as the captain did too
'twas the witch of November come stealin'
The dawn came late and the breakfast had to wait
when the Gales of November came slashin'
When afternoon came it was freezin' rain
in the face of a hurricane west wind

When suppertime came the old cook came on deck sayin'
"Fellas, it's too rough t'feed ya"
At seven P.M. a main hatchway caved in; he said,
"Fellas, it's bin good t'know ya!"
The captain wired in he had water comin' in
and the good ship and crew was in peril
And later that night when 'is lights went outta sight
came the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald

Does any one know where the love of God goes
when the waves turn the minutes to hours?
The searchers all say they'd have made Whitefish Bay
if they'd put fifteen more miles behind 'er
They might have split up or they might have capsized;
they may have broke deep and took water
And all that remains is the faces and the names
of the wives and the sons and the daughters

Lake Huron rolls, Superior sings
in the rooms of her ice-water mansion
Old Michigan steams like a young man's dreams;
the islands and bays are for sportsmen
And farther below Lake Ontario
takes in what Lake Erie can send her,
And the iron boats go as the mariners all know
with the Gales of November remembered

In a musty old hall in Detroit they prayed,
in the Maritime Sailors' Cathedral
The church bell chimed 'til it rang twenty-nine times
for each man on the Edmund Fitzgerald
The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down
of the big lake they call "Gitche Gumee"
"Superior," they said, "never gives up her dead
when the gales of November come early"


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Emmylou Harris and the Hot Band - One of These Days - Rodney Crowell playing the black and white guitar and singing backup with Albert Lee on lead guitar.

Beautiful lady with a beautiful voice



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Two of my favorite guitar pickers . . .

Jerry Reed And Chet Atkins Jerrys Breakdown





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Homer & Jethro - The Battle of Kookamonga


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Infirmière essentielle/meme Queen
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Rest In Peace Eddie Van Halen



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In 1988, Israel Kamakawiwo'ole called the recording studio at 3am and said he had to record a song right away. 15 minutes later, Israel arrived at the studio. The studio owner, Milan Bertosa said, "And in walks the largest human being I had seen in my life." A security guard gave the 500 pounds man a large steel chair to sit on. Milan said, "Then I put up some microphones, do a quick sound check, roll tape, and the first thing he does is 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow.' He played and sang, one take,
and it was over."



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Great minds think alike. Lol. Yesterday, before I saw this, that song popped into my head so I picked up the guitar and started playing it.

I talk to myself to get an expert opinion.


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Listening to my bad company cassette
(Holy water)

Current song: Holy water

I think this is thier last good album!!


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I cant edit my reply above,I was gonna merge this with it (Looks sloppy having 2 replies back to back)

Anyway I now am listening to my "Great country hits of the 40s,50s and 60s" record..

Current song: The wild side of life - Hank Thompson