The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #80758 Message #1474173
Posted By: Abby Sale
29-Apr-05 - 08:46 AM
Thread Name: happy? - April 29
Subject: happy? - April 29
The 4/29/1903 landslide at Frank, British Columbia wiped out the entire town except for a single baby girl.
On a grim and tragic morning in 1903
A little babe lay weeping, a pitiful sight to see;
A pitiful sight was she, was she
There in the shimmering morning.
Around the babe was a sea of stones
A million ton or more,
That slid right off a mountain top
With a horrifying roar,
With a horrifying roar, they tore,
Into the shimmering morning.
"Ballad of Frank Slide," Ed McCurdy on The Folk Singer, Seeck LP, 1957
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