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The Mary Ellen Carter

by Moxy Fruvous. Buy album CD: Other Songs STU - Y

originally performed by Stan Rogers
She went down last October in a pouring driving rain.
The skipper, he'd been drinking and the Mate, he felt no pain.
Too close to Three Mile Rock, and she was dealt her mortal blow,
And the Mary Ellen Carter settled low.
There were five of us aboard her when she finally was awash.
We'd worked like hell to save her, all heedless of the cost.
And the groan she gave as she went down, it caused us to proclaim
That the Mary Ellen Carter would rise again.
Well, the owners wrote her off; not a nickel would they spend.
She gave twenty years of service, boys, then met her sorry end.
But insurance paid the loss to them, they let her rest below.
Then they laughed at us and said we had to go.
But we talked of her all winter, some days around the clock,
For she's worth a quarter million, afloat and at the dock.
And with every jar that hit the bar, we swore we would remain
And make the Mary Ellen Carter rise again.
Rise again, rise again, that her name not be lost
To the knowledge of men.
Those who loved her best and were with her till the end
Will make the Mary Ellen Carter rise again.
All spring, now, we've been with her on a barge lent by a friend.
Three dives a day in hard hat suit and twice I've had the bends.
Thank God it's only sixty feet and the currents here are slow
Or I'd never have the strength to go below.
But we've patched her rents, stopped her vents, dogged hatch and
porthole down.
Put cables to her, 'fore and aft and birded her around.
Tomorrow, noon, we hit the air and then take up the strain.
And watch the Mary Ellen Carter Rise Again.
For we couldn't leave her there, you see, to crumble into scale.
She'd saved our lives so many times, living through the gale
And the laughing, drunken rats who left her to a sorry grave
They won't be laughing in another day. . .
And you, to whom adversity has dealt the final blow
With smiling bastards lying to you everywhere you go
Turn to, and put out all your strength of arm and heart and brain
And like the Mary Ellen Carter, rise again.
Rise again, rise again - though your heart it be broken
And life about to end
No matter what you've lost, be it a home, a love, a friend.
Like the Mary Ellen Carter, rise again.

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  2. Tara
  3. Thats Any Good
  4. The Ballad Of Cedric Früvous
  5. The Ballad of Marion Fruvous
  6. The Bill Anthem
  7. The Book Tax Song
  8. The Drinking Song
  9. The Goal Judge
  10. The Incredible Medicine Show
  11. The Kids Song
  12. The Kids' Song (live)
  13. The Lazy Boy
  14. The Lowest Highest Point [Improv]
  15. The Mary Ellen Carter
  16. The Mitosis Waltz
  17. The Norbals!
  18. The Norbals! (Reprise)
  19. The Oatmeal Song
  20. The Present Tense Tureen
  21. The Sabre Dance
  22. The Sunny Side With Steve Burgess
  23. Tory Potion #9
  24. Totally Massive Plethora of Heroes
  25. Two Horizons
  26. Video Bargainville
  27. Video Disco Bargainville
  28. Welcome To "C"
  29. When She Talks
  30. You Can't Be Too Careful
  31. You Will Go to the Moon
  32. Your New Boyfriend


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