Wednesday, March 20, 2013

50 Days, 50 Songs to the 50 Years on the Carefree Highway Concert

Day 47

Another favorite theme in many of Gordon Lightfoot’s songs: ships and sailors. Ships on the high seas, ships of the Great Lakes, and the weathered sailors who man them. Some of the songs are lighthearted and lilting, others tragic. None is more haunting than this song that tells of the many ships that were lost when they sailed around the treacherous Cape Horn of South America.

All around Old Cape Horn

Ships of the line, ships of the morn

Some who wish they’d never been born

They are the Ghosts of Cape Horn

Ghosts of Cape Horn, Gordon Lightfoot

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