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Now it's just my luck to have the watch
With nothing left to do
But watch the deadly waters glide
As we roll north to the 'Soo'
And wonder when they'll turn again
And pitch us to the rail
And whirl off one more youngster in the gale
The kid was so damned eager
It was all so big and new
You never had to tell him twice
Or find him work to do
And evenings on the mess deck
He was always first to sing
And show us pictures of the girl he'd wed in spring
But I told that kid a hundred times:
"Don't take the Lakes for granted.
They go from calm to a hundred knots
So fast they seem enchanted."
But tonight some red-eyed Wiarton girl lies staring at the wall
And her lover's gone into a white squall
Now it's a thing that us oldtimers know
In a sultry summer calm
There comes a blow from nowhere
And it goes off like a bomb
And a fifteen thousand tonner
Can be thrown upon her beam
While the gale takes all before it with a scream
The kid was on the hatches, lying staring at the sky
From where I stood I swear I could see
Tears fall from his eyes
So I hadn't the heart to tell him
That he should be on a line
Even on a night so warm and fine
But I told that kid a hundred times:
"Don't take the Lakes for granted.
They go from calm to a hundred knots
So fast they seem enchanted."
But tonight some red-eyed Wiarton girl lies staring at the wall
And her lover's gone into a white squall
When it struck, he sat up with a start
I roared to him: "Get down!"
But for all that he could hear
I could as well not made a sound
So, I clung there to the stanchions
And I felt my face go pale
As he crawled hand over hand along the rail
Now I could feel her keeling over
With the fury of the blow
I watched the rail go under then, so terrible and slow
Then, like some great dog she shook herself
And roared upright again
Far overside, I heard him call my name
But I told that kid a hundred times:
"Don't take the Lakes for granted.
They go from calm to a hundred knots
So fast they seem enchanted."
But tonight some red-eyed Wiarton girl lies staring at the wall
And her lover's gone into a white squall
So it's just my luck to have the watch
With nothing left to do
But watch the deadly waters glide
As we roll north to the 'Soo'
And wonder when they'll turn again
And pitch us to the rail
And whirl off one more youngster in the gale
And vI tell these kids a hundred times:
"Don't take the Lakes for granted.
They go from calm to a hundred knots
So fast they seem enchanted."
But tonight some red-eyed Wiarton girl lies staring at the wall
And her lover's gone into a white squall

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