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Lost To The Sea (Kevin Beanland) tabs and video
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On the headland of Journois, on the first day of May,
The people had gathered, overlooking the bay,
For two fishermen who were long over time,
As they set out their pots on the lobster-trap line.

Clifford and Louie, two very fine chaps,
Spent many long hours preparing their traps,
But little they knew, when lobster season came 'round,
Their boat would capsize, and our loved ones would drown.

In less than two hours they laid their first line,
But the snow filled the skies in a very short time;
On the second trip out the time had dragged on,
And Louie's father on shore knew something was wrong.

He sent for the Mounties who came to the shore,
While out o'er the bay the chopper did soar,
It twisted and turned and in the wind it did lurch,
And in less than two hours they called off the search.

At four in the evening the sky became clear,
To find the two men before dark was our fear;
To recall the chopper was our main concern,
Our requests were denied, it would not return.

For Carolann and Stanley there was no sleep that night,
Many friends came to visit and comfort their plight,
But how do you comfort little children forlorn,
Who ask of their mommy, when will daddy come home?

Family of Bennetts and Stan Connolly,
Grieved for their loved ones lost to the sea,
For two fishermen so young and so fine,
Who gave up their lives on the lobster-trap line.
Yes, they gave up their lives on the lobster-trap line.

####.... Kevin Beanland [Air Canada's Flying Fiddler] of Flat Bay, NL (Performing rights administered by SOCAN. All Rights Reserved) ....####
Recorded by Kevin Beanland (The Flying Fiddler, trk#4, 1988 Cassette, produced by Kevin Beanland, Flat Bay, NL, and recorded at Sound Recording Studio); and (The Best Of Kevin Beanland, trk#20, 1999 CD, produced by Kevin Beanland, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia).

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[DG]

[D] On the headland of Journois, [G] on the first day of [D] May,
The people had gathered, over-[E] looking the [A] Bay,
[D] For two fishermen [G] who were long over dover [D] time,
As they set out their pots on the [A] lobster-trap [D] line.

[D] Clifford and Louie, [G] two very fine [D] chaps,
Spent many long hours [E] preparing their [A] traps,
[D] But little they knew, [G] when lobster season came 'round,
Their boat would capsize, [A] and our loved ones would [D] drown.

[DA]

[D] In less than two hours they [G] laid their first [D] line,
But the snow filled the skies in a [E] very short [A] time;
[D] On the second trip out [G] the time had dragged [D] on,
Louie's father on shore knew [A] something was [D] wrong.

[D] He sent for the Mounties who [G] came to the [D] shore,
While out o'er the bay the [E] chopper did [A] soar,
[D] It twisted and turned and [G] in the wind it did [D] lurch,
And in less than two hours they [A] called off the [D] search.

[D] At four in the evening the [G] sky became [D] clear,
To find the two men before [E] dark was our [A] fear;
[D] To recall the chopper was [G] our main [D] concern,
Our requests were denied, it [A] would not [D] return.

[DG]

[D] For Carolann and Stanley there [G] was no sleep that [D] night,
Many friends came to visit and [E] comfort their [A] plight,
[D] But how do you comfort [G] little children for-[D] lorn,
Who ask of their mommy, when will [A] daddy come [D] home?

[D] Family of Bennetts and [G] Stan Con-[D] nolly,
Grieved for their loved ones [E] lost to the [A] sea,
[D] For two fishermen so young and so [D] fine,
Who gave up their lives on the [A] lobster-trap [D] line.
Yes, they gave up their lives on the [A] lobster-trap [D] line.


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