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Last Of The Great Whales (Irish Descendants)
See also: The Last Leviathan (Andy Barnes)

My soul has been torn from me,
and I am bleedin',
My heart it has been rent,
and I am cryin';
All the beauty around me fades,
and I am screamin',
I'm the last of the great whales,
and I am dyin'.

Last night I heard the cry
of my last companion,
The roar of the harpoon gun,
and then I was alone;
I thought on days gone by
when we were thousands,
But I know that I soon must die,
the last leviathan.

Next morning the sun did rise
crimson in the sky;
The ice was the color of blood,
and the wind made it sigh;
I rose for to take a breath,
it was my last one,
From a gun came the roar of death,
and now I am done.

Now that we are all gone
there's no more hunting,
The big fellow is no more,
it's no use lamenting;
What race will be next in line
all for the slaughter,
The elephant or the cod,
or your sons and daughters?

My soul has been torn from me,
and I am bleedin',
My heart it has been rent,
and I am cryin';
All the beauty around me fades,
and I am screamin',
I'm the last of the great whales,
and I am dyin'.

####.... Andy Barnes, ©1986, Friendly Overtures Ltd ....####
This variant was recorded by the Irish Descendants (Look To The Sea / Irish Descendants, trk#10, 1993 CD, distributed by Warner Music Canada, Scarborough, Ontario, produced by Derek Harrington).


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