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Northwest Passage

by Stan Rogers. Buy album CD: Other Songs B - W

Northwest Passage
(Stan Rogers)
Cho: Ah, for just one time I would take the Northwest Passage
To find the hand of Franklin reaching for the Beaufort Sea;
Tracing one warm line through a land so wild and savage
And make a Northwest Passage to the sea.
Westward from the Davis Strait 'tis there 'twas said to lie
The sea route to the Orient for which so many died;
Seeking gold and glory, leaving weathered, broken bones
And a long-forgotten lonely cairn of stones.
Three centuries thereafter, I take passage overland
In the footsteps of brave Kelso, where his "sea of flowers" began
Watching cities rise before me, then behind me sink again
This tardiest explorer, driving hard across the plain.
And through the night, behind the wheel, the mileage clicking west
I think upon Mackenzie, David Thompson and the rest
Who cracked the mountain ramparts and did show a path for me
To race the roaring Fraser to the sea.
How then am I so different from the first men through this way?
Like them, I left a settled life, I threw it all away.
To seek a Northwest Passage at the call of many men
To find there but the road back home again.
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Album: Other Songs B - W Lyrics
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  1. Barrett's Privateers
  2. Cape St. Mary's
  3. Fiserman's Wharf
  4. Flying
  5. Fogarty's Cove
  6. Harris & The Mare
  7. Lock-Keepers
  8. Macdonnell On The Heights
  9. Man With Blue Dolphin
  10. Northwest Passage
  11. Rolling Down To Old Maui
  12. Scarborough Settler's Lament
  13. The House Of Orange
  14. The Maid On The Shore
  15. The Nancy
  16. The White Collar Holler
  17. The Witch Of The Westmoreland
  18. The Wreck Of The Athens Queen
  19. Tiny Fish For Japan
  20. White Squall
  21. Working Joe


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