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Dangerous Waters (Foul Gear) video
#1852 YouTube video by oldirishladdie ©2010
~ Used with permission ~

As I sit here and look through my window,
I gaze at the dark skies above;
The wind it does blow and the rain it does fall,
We think of our fishermen out on the sea wall.

The waves are all high and the sea it rolls in,
We're all glad to see our little boats as they come in;
They're out on the sea and they're tossed all about,
It's not a great spot if their motors give out.

Oh, the sea is so dangerous as you all know,
For many good sailors have gone down below;
But there's nothing to do as our worries grow on,
Just sit here and pray as the storm passes on.

The fishermen are brave and they are so strong,
They hope and they pray that nothing goes wrong;
They are out there for twelve days and that's a long time,
It's a hard way to live when your family's behind.

Now the trip is all over and they're on the way in,
They are up in the wheel house and they all have a grin;
They all give a shout as they all see the lights,
They pray up to God that they get home tonight.

Oh, the sea is so dangerous as you all know,
For many good sailors have gone down below;
But there's nothing to do as our worries grow on,
Just sit here and pray as the storm passes on.

Their families are glad to have them back home,
To make up the time for the days they were gone;
But a few hours later they'll be back there again,
To the dangerous waters of our fishermen.

Oh, the sea is so dangerous as you all know,
For many good sailors have gone down below;
But there's nothing to do as our worries grow on,
Just sit here and pray as the storm passes on.

####.... George C Giles [1942-2011] of Foul Gear ....####
Recorded on a sound cassette by Foul Gear (This Island Of Ours, trk#1, 1989, SWC Productions, English Harbour West, recorded at Sim's Studio, Belleoram, NL).

The video above features a variant recorded by Whitehorse (Dangerous Waters, trk#2, 1986 LP, Independent, recorded at Echo Studios, St John's, NL).



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