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Thread #49340   Message #744388
Posted By: Mrrzy
08-Jul-02 - 12:15 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Red Iron Ore / Derry down, down
Subject: Red Iron Ore / Derry down, down
"...We looked like red devils, our backs they got sore
We cursed Escanaba and that red iron ore
Derry down, down, down derry down..."

What's the rest? It may be in the Trad, the search function is down. It's about a ship ferrying ore across the Great Lakes... I had it by Ed McCurdy somewhere. There is a line about:

Here's a health to the Roberts, she's strong and she's true
Here's a health to the bold boys that make up her crew

which is what reminded me of this song, the thread on Health to the Company. Thanks, all.