#00907
Bluenose (Stan Rogers) video
See also: The Bluenose (Ryan's Fancy)
And also: The Bluenose (Michael Stanbury)
#297 YouTube video by BardofCornwall ©2011
~ Used with permission ~

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Once again with the tide she slips her lines,
Turns her head and comes awake;
Where she lay so still there at Privateer's Wharf,
Now she quickly gathers way.
She will range far south from the harbour mouth,
And rejoice with every wave;
And who will know the Bluenose in the sun?

Feel her bow rise free of Mother Sea,
In a sunburst cloud of spray,
That stings the cheek while the rigging will speak,
Of sea-miles gone away;
She is always best under full press,
Hard over as she'll lay;
And who will know the Bluenose in the sun?
Who will know the Bluenose in the sun?

That proud fast queen of the Grand Banks fleet,
Portrayed on every dime,
Knew hard work in her time... hard work in every line;
The rich men's toys of the Gloucester boys,
With their token bit of cod,
They snapped their spars and strained to pass her by,
But she left them all behind.

Now her namesake daughter remains
to show what she has been,
What every schoolboy remembers and will not come again;
To think she's the last of the Grand Bank schooners,
That fed so many men.
And who will know the Bluenose in the sun?
Who will know the Bluenose in the sun?

So does she not take wing like a living thing,
Child of the moving tide?
See her pass with grace on the water's face,
With clean and quiet pride.
Our own tall ship of great renown still lifts unto the sky.
And who will know the Bluenose in the sun?
Who will know the Bluenose in the sun?
Who will know the Bluenose in the sun?
Know the Bluenose in the sun?
Know the Bluenose in the sun?

####.... Stan Rogers ....####
Recorded by Stan Rogers (Turnaround, trk#4, 1978; and Home In Halifax - Live, trk#1, 1993; © Fogarty's Cove Music, Inc).

See more songs by Stan Rogers.

The video above features an excellent cover performance by Jesse Ferguson of Cornwall, Ontario, Fredericton, New Brunswick and Sydney, Nova Scotia.

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[Am] Once again with the tide she [Am/G] slips her lines
Turns her [Fm9] head and comes awake
[G] Where she [Am] lay so still there at [Am/G] Privateers Wharf
Now she [Fm9] quickly gathers way
[G] She will [C] range far south from the [E7] harbour mouth
And [Am] rejoice with every [D] wave
[Am] Who will know the [G] Bluenose in the [Fm9] sun?
[Am] Who will know the [G] Bluenose in the [Am] sun?

That [D] proud fast queen of the [G] Grand Banks fleet
Port- [C] rayed on every [E7] dime
Knew [Am] hard work in her [D] time... hard [Am] work in every line
The [D] rich men's toys of the [G] Gloucester boys
With their [C] token bit of cod [E7]
They (Am] snapped their spars and [D] strained to pass her by [G]
But she left [E7] them all behind.


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