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Thread #52150 Message #797945
Posted By: GUEST,Andy Barnes
06-Oct-02 - 07:37 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: The Last Whale
Subject: Lyr Add: THE LAST OF THE GREAT WHALES (A Barnes)
Full version as originally written
Sing and enjoy
THE LAST OF THE GREAT WHALES
CHORUS: My soul has been torn from me and I am bleeding
My heart it has been rent and I am crying
For the beauty around me pales and I am screaming
I am the last of the Great Whales and I am dying.
Last night I heard the cry of my last companion
The roar of the harpoon gun, then I was alone
I reflected on days gone by when we were thousands
For I know I soon must die the last leviathan.
This morning the sun did rise crimson in the north sky
The ice was the colour of blood and the wind did sigh
I rose to take a breath it was my last one
From the gun came the roar of death and now I am gone
And e'er since time began we have been haunted
Through the oceans that were our home we have been hunted
From Eskimos in canoes to mighty whalers
Still you ignored our plea none came to save us
Now that we're no more, there's no more hunting
The big feller is now gone there's no use lamenting
What race is next in line all for the slaughter?
The elephant or the seal or your sons and daughters?
WORDS AND MUSIC - Andy Barnes AUGUST 1883
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