"Ghosts Of Cape Horn" as written by and Gordon Lightfoot....
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

Fal deral da riddle de rum
With a rim dim diddy
And a rum dumb dumb
Sailing away at the break of dawn
They are the ghosts of Cape Horn

See them all in sad repair
Demons dance everywhere
Southern gales, tattered sails
And none to tell the tales

Come all of you rustic old sea dogs
Who follow the great Southern Cross
You we're rounding the Horn
In the eye of a storm
When ya lost 'er one day
And you read all yer letters
From oceans away
Then you took them to the bottom of the sea

All around old Cape Horn
Ships of the line, ships of the morn
Those who wish they'd never been born
They are the ghosts of Cape Horn

Fal deral da riddle de rum
With a rim dim diddy
And a rum dumb dumb
Sailing away at the break of dawn
They are the ghosts of Cape Horn

Come all you old sea dogs from Devon
Southampton, Penzance, and Kinsale
You were caught by the chance
Of a sailor's last dance
It was not meant to be
And ya read all yer letters
Cried anchor aweigh
Then ya took them to the bottom of the sea

All around old Cape Horn
Ships of the line, ships of the morn
Those who wish they'd never been born
They are the ghosts of Cape Horn

Fal deral da riddle de rum
With a rim dim diddy
And a rum dumb dumb
Sailing away at the break of dawn
They are the ghosts of Cape Horn


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"Ghosts of Cape Horn" as written by Gordon Lightfoot

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    Song MeaningCape Horn could well be the most terrifying place sailors could be and before the Panama canal was built, any ship that was in a hurry to get to or from Asia would have to round it. Because of the funnelling-effect of South America and the Antarctic, a lot of weather passes through there and has sunk a lot of tonnage.
    Anguson February 21, 2014   Link

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