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Herzogin Cecile

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Herzogin Cecile

Herzogin Cecile
(Ken Stephens)

Sailing down the Baltic, where the wreck mark buoys all peal,
      She's the mightly sailing ship the Herzogin Cecile
Cruisin' in the Channel, where the steamers never yield
      She's the mightly sailing ship the Herzogin Cecile

    (chorus)  Herzogin Cecile, Herzogin Cecile
              She's the mightly sailing ship the Herzogin Cecile
Beatin' down the Biscay where the crew they get no meals
      She's the mightly sailing ship the Herzogin Cecile
Rolling in the doldrums where the slightest wind she'll feel
      She's the mightly sailing ship the Herzogin Cecile

Roarin' in the forties, where the braces sing like steel
Tackin' in the Tasman Sea, where the winds upon her steal

Runnin' east below the Horn where the mighty sperm whales squeal
Off Tierra Del Fuego, where the albatrosses wheel

Comin' down from Labrador with a load of pine and deal
Cruising Caribbean calms, where the flying fish appeal

Now she's Falmouth bound for orders, where her passage time's reveal'd
A shipload strainin' in her hold, the pull again she'll feel

She's run upon the Bobtail, in the mist, a test of steel
She's hard aground in Sawmile Cove, the rocks have broken her keel

Ken Stephens wrote this song not knowing that the Herzogin Cecile
(Dutchess Cecile  was  one of the Kaiser's nieces) was a four
masted  bark.  He wrote the chorus "She's the mighty full rigged
ship - the Herzogin Cecile"  Stan Hugill interrupted Geoff  Kauf-
man, onstage, with "That were no full rigged ship.  That were  a
four masted bark."

On Geoff Kaufman's "Fair Stood the Wind"  also
on Lewis, Pint, and Dale "Making Waves"
SGL
APR99
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