STAN ROGERS


Northwest Passage Lyrics

Northwest Passage
(Stan Rogers)
cho: 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.
Westward from the Davis Strait 'tis there 'twas said to lie
The sea route to the Orient for which so many died;
Seeking gold and glory, leaving weathered, broken bones
And a long-forgotten lonely cairn of stones.
Three centuries thereafter, I take passage overland
In the footsteps of brave Kelso, where his "sea of flowers" began
Watching cities rise before me, then behind me sink again
This tardiest explorer, driving hard across the plain.
And through the night, behind the wheel, the mileage clicking west
I think upon Mackenzie, David Thompson and the rest
Who cracked the mountain ramparts and it did show a path for me
To race the roaring Fraser to the sea.
How then am I so different from the first men through this way?
Like them, I left a settled life, I threw it all away.
To seek a Northwest Passage at the call of many men
To find there but the road back home again.
Copyright Fogarty's Cove Music, Inc.
see also JUSTDIME, NEPASSAGE
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Record Label(s): 1981 Fogarty s Cove Music
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Meaning to "Northwest Passage" song lyrics (4 meanings)
dodsman721 11/30/10,12:10
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this song makes me proud to be Canadian,and i am a forty five year old from Tennessee.i love Stan's music!!!
graybison 11/19/10,02:38
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Nathan is 100 percent correct.'wide and savage' is the correct phrase.'tis a common error being replicated on the net,despite the fine articulation in Stan Rogers' strong baritone voice. Cheers!
Nathan 10/19/10,14:42
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The lyrics on this page have a mistake. On the third line of the chorus, the word -wild- should instead be -wide-.
Annie 09/24/10,23:33
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this song was done without the aide of any instrument, can you not just either enjoy it or not listen? Its wonderful, what a way to remember those that went before us!
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