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The Passing Of The Jenny Lynn (Joseph Cormier)
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Mystic ocean of sorrow,
Will there be a tomorrow?
Yet I've watched for day and night,
No home is there in sight.
No home is there in sight.

You've taken my Jenny Lynn,
And you spit her out again;
And now you are calm as glass,
My grieving will not pass.
My grieving will not pass.

So this is solitude,
Where dark and blue collide;
The moon and the stars my companions,
Though they're not by my side.
Though they're not by my side.

Blue devil of deception,
There is blood upon your sword;
Rise up from the water,
And take me to my Lord.
And take me to my Lord.

Pierce my beating heart,
For I don't wish to live;
You took my Jenny Lynn,
What more can I give?
What more can I give?

Many days gone by,
I got no tears left to cry;
I sit upon a piece of her,
Blue devil, tell me why.
Blue devil, tell me why.

Jenny Lynn struck a reef,
No more will she rise;
And if you find my body,
You will see her in my eyes.
You will see her in my eyes.
You will see her in my eyes.

####.... Joseph Cormier of Inverness, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Performing rights adminsitered by SOCAN. All rights reserved ....####

Joseph Cormier notes that the blue devil is a swordfish in this lament for the fictitious Jenny Lynn wrecked upon the North Atlantic.


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