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Lyr/Chords Req: Sinking of the Patrick Morris

GUEST,jhubert@ns.sympactico.ca 04 Jan 03 - 08:51 PM
mack/misophist 04 Jan 03 - 09:23 PM
GUEST 25 Oct 12 - 06:00 PM
Charley Noble 25 Oct 12 - 06:21 PM
GUEST,999 25 Oct 12 - 06:38 PM
GUEST 25 Oct 12 - 06:57 PM
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GUEST 03 Nov 12 - 05:55 PM
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Subject: sinking of the patrick morris
From: GUEST,jhubert@ns.sympactico.ca
Date: 04 Jan 03 - 08:51 PM

anyone know of the song ,singer words to the song and chords.
its about a ferry that sunk here in cape breton . in 1970


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Subject: RE: sinking of the patrick morris
From: mack/misophist
Date: 04 Jan 03 - 09:23 PM

460 feet is a mighty big ferry. A google search yields lots of data but no songs, sorry.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Sinking of the Patrick Morris
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Oct 12 - 06:00 PM

Loss of the Patrick Morris

On the (D) twentieth of April, (G) nineteen (D) seventy
When the Patrick Morris met (A) her faith at (D) sea
With freight partly loaded, North Sydney (G) she did (D) sail
In search for the Enterprise in the fierce (A) Atlantic (D) gale

About twelve miles off Cape Smokey, in the rugged Cabot Strait
The sea pounded her stern doors, till finally it gave way
As water poured inside her, the crew knew this was it
For the mighty Patrick Morris, had a forty degree list

One lifeboat they did lower, and each man stood in line
And forty seven survivors, were picked up by the Rhine
Three Engineers below deck, for they could not be saved
With Captain Roland Penny, they met a watery grave

The Morris sent a Mayday, to the Ambrose Shaw
Which was forty miles from Port Aux Basque, on that fatal day
They turned and headed for her, but all that they did see
Was a growing oil slick, and plenty of debris?

Four bodies in the water, an empty lifeboat too
Was all that was spotted by, the Ambrose Shaw's crew?
So on a mercy mission, in the rough Atlantic Sea
The Ferry Patrick Morris is resting peacefully
The Ferry Patrick Morris is resting peacefully


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Sinking of the Patrick Morris
From: Charley Noble
Date: 25 Oct 12 - 06:21 PM

Who do we credit for nailing this one?

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Sinking of the Patrick Morris
From: GUEST,999
Date: 25 Oct 12 - 06:38 PM

http://capebretonsmagazine.com/modules/publisher/item.php?itemid=5469

Story of it there.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Sinking of the Patrick Morris
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Oct 12 - 06:57 PM

utube Bob Reid, Loss Of The Patrick Morris


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Subject: RE: Marylin Belle
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Oct 12 - 12:39 PM

Anyone hear How far is she now? Its a story of Marylin Bell swimming Lake Ontario 1954


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Sinking of the Patrick Morris
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Nov 12 - 05:55 PM

How Far is she now?

History been made, by a pretty young maid
A true story I'd like to tell,
To Marilyn Bell's name came victory and fame
All Canada wishes her well

Experts each one, said it couldn't be done
Others who tried it in vain
But the glory she'd bring for her country to sing
If only the honor she'd gain

How far is she now, how far is she now?
These words echoed all night and day
How far is she now, how far is she now?
As our little champ swam all the way

With grief every heart was torn apart
As Marilyn conquered her way
Her Dad and Gus Ryder was always beside her
We all prayed and asked thru the day

Thru treacherous waves , she wouldn't give in
As the lake tried to battle her down
And now coast to coast, her own country can boast
Hence voices repeated this sound

How far is she now, how far is she now?
These words echoed all night and day
How far is she now, how far is she now?
As our little champ swam all the way

As the story unfolds, the eyes of the world
Just couldn't believe it was true
For twenty – one hours , God's merciful powers
Knew Marilyn's victory was due

We will always remember the eight of September
On a cool night in fifty-four
From Youngstown, New York to C&E Port
Marilyn swam shore to shore


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Sinking of the Patrick Morris
From: Sandy Mc Lean
Date: 03 Nov 12 - 11:40 PM

The Patrick Morris was a rail-car ferry running between Cape Breton and Newfoundland. The other ferry was the Ambrose Shea (not Shaw).
You can get Bob Reid singing it along with his lyrics on Gest's site of Newfoundland songs. (I am puzzled what this has to do with Marilyn Bell.)
Here is the link to GEST. Under "L" find Loss Of The Patrick Morris. I can't make the link work direct.
GEST


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