Canadian folk singer
Stanley Allison "Stan" Rogers (November 29, 1949 – June 2, 1983) was a Canadian folk musician and songwriter.
Northwest Passage (1981)Edit
- 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 wide and savage
And make a northwest passage to the sea.
- Seeking gold and glory, leaving weathered, broken bones
And a long-forgotten lonely cairn of stones.
- Race the roaring Fraser to the sea.
- To seek a Northwest Passage at the call of many men
To find there but the road back home again.
Barrett's Privateers (1976)Edit
- Oh, the year was seventeen seventy-eight (how I wish I was in Sherbrooke now!)
- God damn them all!
I was told we'd cruise the seas for American gold
we'd fire no guns -- shed no tears!
Now I'm a broken man on a Halifax pier
The last of Barrett's Privateers.
The Mary Ellen Carter (1979)Edit
- Rise again
That her name not be lost to the knowledge of men.
- No matter what you've lost
Be it a home, a love, a friend
Like the Mary Ellen Carter, rise again.
- And you to whom adversity has dealt the final blow
With smiling bastards lying to you everywhere you go