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Sad Day In Gander (Eric Waterman)
See also: Silent Witness (Eric Waterman)

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One cold winter's morning in December,
the year of eighty-five,
That big plane went down,
not one soul on board did survive;
The sad tragic story,
like fire that spread on the ground,
'Twas a sad day in Gander
the day that big plane went down.

I saw soldiers smiling as they
boarded the big plane that day,
Their thoughts were of loved ones
who were waiting so far away;
I heard a young soldier
singing an old Christmas song,
The words of the song told
the story of Christmas at home.

'Twas a sad day in Gander
the day that big plane went down,
Hearts filled with sorrow
as the sad news spread all around;
The memory still burns in our minds,
and we still wonder why,
Why so many young men
on that cold winter's day had to die.

We still feel the sadness
of the tragedy that winter's day,
In our prayers we'll remember
their loved ones so far away;
Lord only knows why those
brave young men had to die,
I guess God wanted brave soldiers
up there in the sky.

'Twas a sad day in Gander
the day that big plane went down,
Hearts filled with sorrow
as the sad news spread all around;
The memory still burns in our minds,
and we still wonder why,
Why so many young men
on that cold winter's day had to die.

####.... © Eric Waterman [1935-2016] of Boyd's Cove and Gander, NL. Performance rights administered by SOCAN. All rights reserved ....####

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"On Dec. 12, 1985, a chartered Arrow Air Douglas DC-8 jetliner crashed just after takeoff at Gander, Newfoundland, killing 248 US soldiers and eight crew members. All were in or tasked to the 101st Airborne Division. And all were heading home to Fort Campbell, Kentucky, after a six-month peacekeeping tour in the Sinai Desert. It was the worst air disaster on Canadian soil and the largest single-day loss of life in the history of the 101st." ~ Excerpted from Robert F Dorr's Special To The Army Times © Dec. 12, 2005.

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[G] One cold winter's morning in December, the year of eighty- [D] five,
That big plane went down, not one soul on board did [G] survive;
The sad tragic story, like fire that spread on the [D] ground,
'Twas a sad day in Gander the day that big plane went [G] down.

[G] I saw soldiers smiling as they boarded the big plane that [D] day,
Their thoughts were of loved ones who were waiting so far [G] away;
I heard a young soldier singing an old Christmas [D] song,
The words of the song told the story of Christmas at [G] home.

[G7] 'Twas a [C] sad day in Gander the day that big plane went [G] down,
Hearts filled with sorrow as the sad news spread all [D] around;
The [C] memory still burns in our minds, and we still wonder [G] why,
Why [D] so many young men on that cold winter's day had to [G] die.

We [A] still feel the sadness of the tragedy that winter's [E] day,
In our prayers we'll remember their loved ones so far [A] away;
Lord only knows why those brave young men had to [E] die,
I guess God wanted brave soldiers up there in the [A] sky.

[A7] 'Twas a [D] sad day in Gander the day that big plane went [A] down,
Hearts filled with sorrow as the sad news spread all [E] around;
The [D] memory still burns in our minds, and we still wonder [A] why,
Why so [E] many young men on that cold winter's day had to [A] die.
'Twas a [E] sad day in Gander the day that big plane went [A] down.


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