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    Monsieur Georges

    found a video with the lyrics. Yes, you can tell how much Gordon Lightfoot was feeling it when he wrote. The top comment on the link says

    damn,,after hearing this song i almost felt like i was on that boat during that time period,,i could envision the wives and children as they prayed in church during the memorial..
    this song is so good it takes you there,,you feel the terror and emotion of it all,,thats what good song writing is all about...very few songs make this grade..

    "Every man has a right to utter what he thinks truth" Samuel Johnson

    by Brecht on Sat May 25, 2013 at 08:05:34 PM PDT

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