Let It Go

So Many Seas

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Pierce Campbell
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written by Pierce Campbell

Story

A song about my great, great Grandfather, who traveled from New Brunswick to Portland, Or by boat mid 1800's to try for a better life for his family. This was my first foray into a Celtic writing style.

Lyrics

Cradled here in this ship called the Sun Wind's blowin' strong, been gone so long from my family In St. John New Brunswick Our Captain Wallace is pleased with the ship The crew is well seasoned and the Sun is well fit For the Nor'Easter comin' Oh the love of a father must sail so many seas As I stand on the deck drenched by the spray My thoughts are not here, they’re so far away That I shed a tear, but hold back the others Oh the love of a father must sail so many seas Dark clouds are gathering 'round us And the wind's tearing at the sails And I may never see you again As I write this letter filled with hope and with fear We're blown 'round the Horn and Portland draws so near With the hope of reunion I am consumed by this price we must pay I draw strength from your love so far away While others dance at our arrival Oh the love of a father must sail so many seas Oh the love of a father must sail so many seas Dark clouds are gathering 'round us And the wind's tearing at the sails And maybe I will see you again Maybe I will see you again