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Lyr ADD: Man with Blue Dolphin (Stan Rogers)

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GUEST,Len Wallace 14 Jul 03 - 01:17 AM
Clinton Hammond 14 Jul 03 - 01:31 AM
Jim Dixon 31 Jul 03 - 09:28 PM
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Subject: Lyrics req: Rogers' Man & Blue Dolphin
From: GUEST,Len Wallace
Date: 14 Jul 03 - 01:17 AM

Hello fellow travellers,

Been listening again and again to Stan Rogers' song "Man and Blue Dolphin". I've got most of the lyrics, but cannot get the second verse about "Blue Dolphin built . . . "

Can anyone help out?

It's one of Stan's songs people tend to overlook, but the message is powerful.

Thanks a bunch.

for music that never dies, Len Wallace


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rogers' Man & Blue Dolphin
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 14 Jul 03 - 01:31 AM

Blue Dolphin build by the Rhuland men
She's lying on the bottom again
With only him to care
The Bluenose had a sister
He lost the house and he sold the car
His wife walked out and he hit the bar
And hit up every friend
To raise the Blue Dolphin...

Ya know Len, ya coulda just called me...

:-)


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Subject: Lyr Add: MAN WITH BLUE DOLPHIN (Stan Rogers)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 31 Jul 03 - 09:28 PM

Why not post the whole thing?

Copied from http://stevebriggs.superb.net/stanrogers/songs/mwbd-sng.html

MAN WITH BLUE DOLPHIN
(Stan Rogers)

It was just like him. He had to pick
A boat gone from dowdy to derelict
In half a dozen years
Of searching for an owner.
She may have lost her heart in the harbour mud,
But she really caught his at the flood;
And he wonders how she knew
That she was waiting for a loner.

Blue Dolphin, built by the Rhuland men,
She's lying on the bottom again
With only him to care
That Bluenose had a sister.
He lost the house and he sold the car.
His wife walked out, so he hit the bars
And hit up every friend
To raise the Blue Dolphin.

And even afloat she's a hole in the water where his money goes.
Every dollar goes,
And it's driving him crazy.
He pounds his fists white on the dock in the night
And cries, "I'm gonna win!"
And licks the blood away.
And he's gonna raise the Dolphin.

Blue Dolphin's lying like a wounded whale.
She's hungry for a scrap of a sail
To get her underway
Back to salt water.
Now there's a man lying spent in the winter sun.
He wonders what the hell he has done
And who would ever pay
To save his schooner daughter.

For even afloat she's a hole in the water where his money goes.
Every dollar goes
And it's driving him crazy.
He pounds his fists white on the dock in the night
And cries, "I'm gonna win!"
And licks the blood away.
And he's gonna raise the Dolphin.

[Recorded by Stan Rogers on "From Fresh Water," 1984.]


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Subject: Lyr Add: Rogers' Man & Blue Dolphin
From: Sorcha
Date: 31 Jul 03 - 09:30 PM

For Jim Dixon's post of 31 Jul 03 - 09:28 PM this thread.

(Tune, anyone?)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Man with Blue Dolphin (Stan Rogers)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 15 Aug 22 - 04:55 PM

What happened to the Blue Dolphin? Was it restored?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Man with Blue Dolphin (Stan Rogers)
From: Reinhard
Date: 15 Aug 22 - 05:10 PM

Sunk in Detroit, see Wikipedia.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Man with Blue Dolphin (Stan Rogers)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 15 Aug 22 - 05:25 PM

Thanks for that, Reinhard. I'm a Detroiter, and didn't know that story. There's one terrific photo of the Blue Dolphin in the Wikipedia article. It looks very much like the Bluenose, but the article says it's considerably smaller.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Dolphin


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Subject: RE: Lyr ADD: Man with Blue Dolphin (Stan Rogers)
From: maeve
Date: 22 Aug 22 - 12:30 PM

Youtube recording with Stan Rogers singing his "Man with Blue Dolphin" song- responding to now-gone Sorcha's request.
Man with Blue Dolphin" recording, youtube


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