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The Bell Buoy Song (James Townshend MacVicar)

The bell on the reef is tolling tonight:
Bong - boom - bong! Bong - boom - bong!
And the wind is howling in wild delight,
Whipping the waves to a frothy white,
As the bell on the reef keeps tolling, tolling,
Bong - boom - bong! Bong - boom - bong!

Stay in port when the bell buoy peals:
Bong - boom - bong! Bong - boom - bong!
When the waves race high on the rioting gales,
Batten your hatches and reef your sails,
For the white-capped sea is scowling, scowling,
Bong - boom - bong! Bong - boom - bong!

Hurry for port ere the fog gets thick:
Bong - boom - bong! Bong - boom - bong!
Then the wind and the waves are akin to Old Nick,
They will plough you under and that right quick,
When the bell on the reef is growling, growling,
Bong - boom - bong! Bong - boom - bong!

####.... James Townshend MacVicar of Waltham, Massachusetts ....####
Printed on page 28 of the Atlantic Guardian, volume 12, number 5, May, 1955, edited and published by Ewart Young, Guardian Limited, 96 Water Street, St John's, NL.


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