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In a musty old hall in Detroit they prayed in the Maritime Sailors' Cathedral - Mark's Journal
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In a musty old hall in Detroit they prayed in the Maritime Sailors' Cathedral
The church bell chimed 'til it rang twenty-nine times
   for each man on the Edmund Fitzgerald.
The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down
   of the big lake they call "Gitche Gumee."
"Superior," they said, "never gives up her dead
   when the gales of November come early!"


http://www.ssefo.com/
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mhaithaca From: mhaithaca Date: November 10th, 2008 01:49 pm (UTC) (Link)

(courtesy of beeeej)

    The Top 7 Verses from "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald"
                  as Written by Other Lyricists


 7> Elton John:
    Goodbye, Gitchee Gumee's rose...
    And it seems to me you lived your life
    Like a freighter in the wind
    Never knowing where to turn to
    When that main hatchway caved in...

 6> Paul Simon:
    Well, I'm accustomed to a smooth ride
    I'm a sailor, but I like to fight
    Ain't gonna be eatin' that gruel no more
    And just like ships that pass in the night
    Some people say, "The miles, the miles, the miles"
    But I say, "Gotta make the last fifteen miles"
    "Gotta make the last fifteen miles."

 5> Willie Nelson:
    I'm crazy
    Crazy for sailing on this ship
    Freezing
    Freezing and turning so blue
    I know we're sinking straight down to the bottom
    We'll end up all covered with slime and fish poo.

 4> Anthrax:
    [Eight-bar intro]
    IT SANK!
    IT SANK!
    IT SANK!
    [Coda]

 3> Lou Reed:
    Workin' for The Man, they were loadin' up the oa-ah
    Steamin' out for Cleveland, as an economic whoa-ah
    The wind blew up, they sank 'n drowned, almost by-the-book
    Man, this rusted freighter ain't no place to be a cook.

 2> Arlo Guthrie:
    So I had to go sit in a musty old hall in Detroit, over on
    the Group W bench in the Maritime Sailor's Cathedral. Group
    W's the place where they put you if you may not be moral
    enough to pray for the men on the Edmund Fitzgerald after
    committing your special crime... The Sergeant came over and
    said, "Kids... thisherebellisgonnaring29timesonceforeachmanon
    theEdmundFitzgerald" and he talked for forty-five minutes...


          and the Number 1 Verse from "The Wreck of the
        Edmund Fitzgerald" as Written by Other Lyricists...


 1> Sex Pistols:
    God Save the Ship
    This will be our last trip
    Took too much orrre-on
    An epic Lightfoot song!
    God Save the Ship
    I can't swim, man
    It's gale force winds out
    And Cleveland's dreaming!
    It's been a lousy day
    We can't make Whitefish Bay
    With fifteen miles to gooooo
    We're screeeewed!
    Noooo shore leave
    Noooo shore leave
    Noooo shore leave for yoooouuuu!!



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a_treitell From: a_treitell Date: November 10th, 2008 03:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
great. now I have "TWOTEF" stuck in my head.

Thanks.

:P
mhaithaca From: mhaithaca Date: November 10th, 2008 07:51 pm (UTC) (Link)

Might as well listen to the real thing and get it out of your head! Or find something stronger to stick in there, like "Ants Marching" or "Bouncing Round the Room." :-)
a_treitell From: a_treitell Date: November 10th, 2008 08:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
:P Don't want to download it at work, so going to wait until I get home (though I'm still hoping I can drive it out with Christmas Carols! :D).. But if it's still stuck in my head tonight, I'm totally going to get a copy of it and listen to it in hopes to drive it away..

retrev From: retrev Date: November 10th, 2008 04:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
Edmund Fitzgerald is a damn fine beer BTW..try it if you've never (put out by Great Lakes Brewery)
ursulagoddess From: ursulagoddess Date: November 11th, 2008 01:40 am (UTC) (Link)
If you ever make it back up Minnesota way, you'll have to trek up Nort' to see Split Rock lighthouse.
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