Stan Rogers, Canada’s folk music hero speaks to all of us through his words and music. This arrangement is faithful to Stan’s musical style and its great to sing.
We just lost sight of the Queensport light down the bay before us
And the wind has blown some cold today with just a wee touch of snow
Along the shore from Lazy Head hard abeam Half Island
Tonight we’ll let the anchor go down in Fogarty’s Cove
My Sally’s like the raven’s wing her hair is like her mothers
‘ With hands that make quick work of a chore and eyes like the top of a stove
Come suppertime she’ll walk the beach wrapped in my old duffle
With her eyes upon the masthead reach down in Fogarty’s Cove
She will walk the sandy shore so plain
Watch the comber’s rollin ‘
Till I come to Wild Rose Chance again
down in Fogarty’s Cove
She will walk the sandy shore again watch the comber’s roll in
Till I come to Wild Rose Chance again down in Fogarty’s Cove
She cries when I’m away to sea, nags me when I’m with her
She’d rather I’d a Government job or maybe go on the dole.
But I love the waves as I pull about, nose into the channel
My Sally keeps the supper and a bed for me down in Fogarty’sCove.
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