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The Songs of Stan Rogers
"Nearly twenty years after his death, Stan Rogers' music is still remembered. He was, and is, a 'giant' in Canadian folk music."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
An easy one to start. Complete the lyric: "So here I lay in my twenty-third year..."
How I wish I was in Sherbrooke now!
The "Antelope" sloop was a sickening sight
I'll be twenty-four soon
I'll chase no more Yankees
"Now her smile lights her eyes, but..."
I must turn away
honey, all I see is you
it's not for me
it will turn to tears
What song are these lines from? "In the taverns of Edmonton, fisherman shout 'Haul it away! Haul it away!'"
Tiny Fish for Japan
Make and Break Harbour
Free in the Harbour
"Watch the field behind the plow ..."
and try to go straight
the grain will come up soon
turn to straight dark rows
open up to the rain
"The _________ will rise with the moon"
"And the young folks don't stay with the fisherman's way..."
they've all gone down the road
long ago they all moved to the city
they think that they know better
they're wearing suits and ties
What song are these lines from? "To find the hand of Franklin reaching for the Beaufort Sea..."
The Flowers of Bermuda
The Last Watch
The Jeannie C.
"But I told that kid a hundred times..."
don't take the lakes for granted
someday you'll regret it
slow down you're going too fast
how much I cared
"He was star of all the rodeos ..."
but now he's old and tired
but always lost at cards
and star in all their hearts
but now they rob him blind
"Rise again, rise again, though..."
you feel that you're beat
your heart it be broken
you think that it's over
all seems lost
This song is a dialogue between one who stays at home, and one who travels far. Eric Bogle covered it on his "When the Wind Blows" album, of 1985.
Half of a Heart
You Can't Stay Here
"You brought the field all standing with your courage and your..."
"But the kids all said the nursing home was best 'cause he couldn't live alone..."
first Christmas away from home
he'll be dead soon anyway
now that his wife is gone
hello in there
"And sometimes it felt so wrong to never..."
give you what you want
see you again
want to lean on you
"'Remember the Boyne' they will cry out in vain..."
for I've given my heart to the place I was born
for I'm not listening
for I have no ears to hear
but I no longer care
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Compiled Jun 28 12