Stan Rogers

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Stanley Allison "Stan" Rogers (November 29, 1949 – June 2, 1983) was a Canadian folk musician and songwriter.

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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.
  • 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
    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