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Thread #149281   Message #3756097
Posted By: GUEST,henryp
06-Dec-15 - 09:22 AM
Thread Name: Folk songs about the Halifax Explosion
Subject: RE: Folk songs about the Halifax Explosion
Halifax singer-songwriter Dan McKinnon is perhaps best known in the city as a busker at the Saturday morning market. In 1997, in cooperation with the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, he recorded an album of songs about Nova Scotia history.

The lyrics of one song, "Remember Me," are a composite of Explosion survivors' stories. The chorus tells of a small china mug found undamaged in the wreckage of Richmond.

I remember it well'twas the calmest of days
I remember the sky looked so blue
Mommy and Carmen were practising hymns
And the light from the window shone through
With a flash the earth trembled the flooring gave way
The ceiling and walls tumbled down
The only thing saved from our old house but me
Was this wonderful cup they found
It said....

Remember Me, Remember Me
Inscribed on its side were two words to abide by
Remember Me