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DT Corr:Get Her Into Shore(Larry Kaplan)

DigiTrad:
DEAR FRIENDS AND GENTLE HEARTS
GET HER INTO SHORE
OLD ZEB
SONG FOR GALE
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Subject: DT Corr:Get Her Into Shore(Larry Kaplan)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 28 May 13 - 11:41 PM

Larry Kaplan wanted help getting the Digital Tradition lyrics for his "Get Her Into Shore" corrected. Here are the lyrics in the DT now:

GET HER INTO SHORE (what's in the DT)
(Larry Kaplan)
(E) Am - / Am G Am / Am - / Am - / Am G Am /
Am - / Dm Am / G Am /

Get her into shore.
She can't take it any more.
She's too far from home,;
It's gonna break her bones.
Won't you get her into shore.

No sir, I can't stand
The bitter cold.
Twas the third day of the year.

There were three of us then.
We were the youngest of ten,
Two for lines and one for gear.

When it blows North East
On the George's bank,
You don't like to take your time.

But the engine was old,
She didn't like the cold,
And we fell back on our line.

CHORUS

Jack threw the switch
Said, "You old son of a bitch!
What the Hell do you think you're doin'?

Brought us to the poor house
Too many times;
You ain't taking us to our ruin."

Then the line went slack;
We felt the stern turn back,
And she headed up again.

But she just lightened up
And I knew we were stuck,
Lying broadside to the wind.

CHORUS

Jack picked up the ax;
He cut the scree from the tracks.
He swung so hard he smashed the rail.

He spit in the sea ,
And looks hard at me,
And his face was whiter than hail.

Then we tried her again;
We gave her all that we got,
And we felt that screw turn round.

I remember I prayed
For some more spirit way
On that black and ugly ground.

CHORUS

Jack threw the bow rope in;
To run with to the tide,
But she fell into the trough.

With her rails to the swell,
She just leaned in and fell,
And I knew that we all were lost.

All I could see
Was that rotten old keel
With the line put across her stern.

And I just called to her
That I couldn't go down.
I just wish I'd never been born.

CHORUS

Those tides run strong
In the winter time.
You're a fool to go and try.

God bless the poor men,
Who were born on the sea
God save poor men who die.

copyright Hannah Lane Music
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Here's how I hear it from the Gordon Bok recording. I've marked the parts that are different from the lyrics Larry sent me.

GET HER INTO SHORE
(Larry Kaplan - as sung by Goirdon Bok)

We set our traps in the bitter cold
On the third day of the year
There was three of us then
We were the youngest of ten
Two for lines, and one to steer
When it blows Northeast on the Georges Bank
You don't want to take your time
But the engine was old
It couldn't take the cold
And we fell back on our lines

Tom throws the switch
He says, you old sonofabitch,
What the hell do you think you're doing?
You've drug us to the poor house
Too many times
Now you're taking us to our ruin
Well, the line went slack
And the stern swung back
And we started up again
But she just tightened up
And I knew we were stuck
Lying broadside to the wind

CHORUS
Get her into shore, man,
She can't take it anymore
We're so far from home
We're breakin' her bones
Can't you get her into shore?


Jack picks up the axe
He cuts us free from the traps
He hits so hard he smashed the rail
Then he looks hard at me
And he spits in the sea
And his face was white as the hail
But we tried her again
Gave her all she would go
And we felt that screw turn round
And I remember I prayed
For some more steerage way
On that grey and ugly ground

Get her into shore?she's so far from home

Tom rolls her hard over
So to run with the tide
When she fell down into the trough
And with her side to the swell
She just leaned in and fell
And I knew we all were lost
And then all that I saw
Was that rotten old keel
And the lines run across her stern
And I couldn't hold to her
And I couldn't let go
I just wished I'd never been born

Get her into shore?she's so far from home

Well the tide runs strong
On the Georges Bank
You're a fool to go and try
God bless the poor man
Who's born to the sea
God save the poor ones who die



Words and Music by Larry Kaplan
©, 1977, Hannah Lane Music, BMI   



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Subject: Corr: Get Her Into Shore (Larry Kaplan)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 28 May 13 - 11:45 PM

Here is the song, as Larry wrote it:

GET HER INTO SHORE
(Larry Kaplan)

Well we set our traps in the bitter cold
On the third day of the year
There was three of us then
We were the youngest of ten
Two for lines, and one to steer
When it blows Northeast on the Georges Bank
You don't like to take your time
But the engine was old
It didn't like the cold
And we fell back on our lines

CHORUS
Get her into shore
She can't take it anymore
We're too far from home
It's gonna break her bones
Can't you get her into shore?

Jack throws the switch
He says, you old sonofabitch,
What the hell do you think you're doing?
Well you've brought us to the poor house
Too many times
You ain't taking us to our ruin
But the line went slack
We saw the stern turn back
And we started up again
But she just tightened up
And I knew we were stuck
Lying broadside in the wind

Get her into shore?

Tom picks up the axe
Cuts us free from the traps
He swung so hard he smashed the rail
Then he looks hard at me
And he spits in the sea
His face was whiter than the hail
We tried her again
Gave her all that we could
And we felt that screw turn round
And I remember I prayed
For some more steerage way
On that black and ugly ground

Get her into shore?

Jack puts her hard over
So to run with the tide
But she fell into the trough
And with her side to the swell
She just leaned in and fell
And I knew we all were lost
And all that I saw
Was her rotten old keel
With that line flung across her stern
But I couldn't hold to her
And I couldn't go down
I just wished I'd never been born

Get her into shore?

Well the tide runs hard
In the wintertime
You're a fool to go and try
God help the poor man
Who is born on the sea
God save the poor ones who try (die)



Words and Music by Larry Kaplan
©, 1977, Hannah Lane Music, BMI   


Written one February in Providence, RI following a particularly bad
ice storm, and thinking about people who make their living at sea in
all kinds of weather. A few days after I wrote the song, a Providence Journal article appeared describing a very similar incident, with three
lost. L.K.

I couldn't find a Larry Kaplan recording of this song, but Gordon Bok did a nice recording on his Return to the Land album.
Here's a YouTube Recording of the song by Bob Walser.
Oh, and a Polish version!
-Joe-


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