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Stan Rogers – Northwest Passage lyrics
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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