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Seth Lakeman – Lady Of The Sea lyrics
Out of the moonlight in the month of May,
This ship would take her last breath.
Her full mast it was draping,
Like a mermaid she was dressed.

Her lonely heart is setting free,
All her cares they went sailing out to sea.

All those people gathered round,
Flocked to view that lovely sight.
All young maidens came to town,
They waved her out into the night.

She tried to clear the rocks with swelling
The ocean beat her everytime,
And with a crack her body failed.
Sea engulfed and filled our eyes.

When the news returned to the town,
Every maid sat on the pier,
With lovers lost and fathers never found,
For now that mermaid's dressed in tears.

Her lonely heart has set us free,
As all our prayers they went sailing out to
You can hear her calling,
Now that mermaid's dressed in tears

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Lady Of The Sea meanings

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    Lady of the Sea was a beautiful tall-ship in the days of ' sails-only ' for power - no steam or diesel engine to power her away from trouble. Her Captain is under timestress from Shipowners to get her cargo to a far port. He MUST leave.
    He risks leaving by moonlight at slack tide.
    Although its a harbour he knows well, and knows where the dangerous rock ledges are outside the harbour mouth, he risks attempting it on a poor wind which he hopes will be blowing stronger further outside the harbour.
    Tragically, the 'only just draping' sails swell too slowly, and don't fill adequately with enough power to clear the rocks.
    Heavy waves beat her back and are stronger than the weak wind.
    The ships hull cracks open on an underwater rockledge.
    Many men drown - lost fathers,brothers, and sweethearts. The Lady of the Sea's ghostly calls are heard by the mourning townspeople which becomes a local (Cornish ?) legend .
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