At fair Mounts Bay on that Christmas week
Such a raging storm no man could speak
A lifeboat thundered through an angry sea
Called Solomon Browne and her company

Good courage it was called
On our heroes brave and bold
Good courage it was called upon that night

Now this stricken coaster called the Union Star
Her maiden voyage she never thought that far
With Captain Morton and his four man crew
A woman to save and her daughters two

Never had a lifeboat fought in vain
She could have made a dash for port but they tried again
All sixteen perished in that mighty wave
It tossed them overboard into a watery grave

Good courage it was called
On our heroes brave and bold
Good courage it was called upon that night

Back at Penlee Point time stood still
For twelve young children cried for their fathers killed
A nation shed tears for years as the news went round
Of the constant courage of their Solomon Browne


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