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