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  • The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald - Gordon Lightfoot

    6:40

    Haven't seen too many videos with a good quality version of this song, so I thought I'd put together a video with lyrics. Enjoy!
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    Video made by me.

    [EDIT]: I apologize for a few of the words being wrong in the video, but I tried my best. I hope you all can enjoy it anyways!

  • Gordon Lightfoot - The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald

    6:21

    The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald by Gordon Lightfoot lyrics
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  • Gordon Lightfoot - The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald

    6:28

    The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down
    Of the big lake they call Gitche Gumee
    The lake, it is said, never gives up her dead
    When the skies of November turn gloomy
    With a load of iron ore twenty-six thousand tons more
    Than the Edmund Fitzgerald weighed empty
    [Former version:] That good ship and true was a bone to be chewed
    [Latter version:] That good ship and crew was a bone to be chewed
    When the gales of November came early

    The ship was the pride of the American side
    Coming back from some mill in Wisconsin
    As the big freighters go, it was bigger than most
    With a crew and good captain well seasoned
    Concluding some terms with a couple of steel firms
    When they left fully loaded for Cleveland
    Then later that night when the ship's bell rang
    Could it be the north wind they'd been feelin'?

    The wind in the wires made a tattle-tale sound
    When the wave broke over the railing
    And every man knew, as the captain did too
    'Twas the witch of November come stealin'
    The dawn came late and the breakfast had to wait
    When the gales of November came slashin'
    When afternoon came it was freezing rain
    In the face of a hurricane west wind

    When suppertime came, the old cook came on deck
    Saying, Fellas, it's too rough to feed ya.
    [Former version:] At seven PM a main hatchway caved in
    [Latter version:] At seven PM it grew dark, it was then
    He said, Fellas, it's been good to know ya.
    The captain wired in he had water comin' in
    And the good ship and crew was in peril
    And later that night when his lights went out of sight
    Came the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald

    Does anyone know where the love of God goes
    When the waves turn the minutes to hours?
    The searchers all say they'd have made Whitefish Bay
    If they'd put fifteen more miles behind her
    They might have split up or they might have capsized
    They may have broke deep and took water
    And all that remains is the faces and the names
    Of the wives and the sons and the daughters

    Lake Huron rolls, Superior sings
    In the rooms of her ice-water mansion
    Old Michigan steams like a young man's dreams
    The islands and bays are for sportsmen
    And farther below, Lake Ontario
    Takes in what Lake Erie can send her
    And the iron boats go as the mariners all know
    With the gales of November remembered

    [Former version:] In a musty old hall in Detroit they prayed
    [Latter version:] In a rustic old hall in Detroit they prayed
    In the Maritime Sailors' Cathedral
    The church bell chimed 'til it rang twenty-nine times
    For each man on the Edmund Fitzgerald
    The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down
    Of the big lake they call Gitche Gumee
    Superior, they said, never gives up her dead
    When the gales of November come early

  • The Wreck of The Edmund Fitzgerald

    7:01

    Taken from Gordon Lightfoot Live In Reno DVD. Recorded April, 2000.

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  • Gordon Lightfoot - Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald

    5:58

    You're listening to the official audio for Gordon Lightfoot - Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald from the album 'Summertime Dream'. Lightfoot wrote Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald to commemorate the 29 lives lost in the sinking of the ore carrier SS Edmund Fitzgerald in Lake Superior on November 10, 1975.

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  • Gordon Lightfoot - Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald

    6:54

    Tribute to the Edmund Fitzgerald's crew...

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  • Headstones - The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald

    4:49

    The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald

    cover song by Headstones 2019. Licensed to Cadence Music Group
    original song by Gordon Lightfoot 1976.

    Video by Gordon Hawkins

  • The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald

    8:45

    Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprises

    The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald · Rheostatics

    Melville

    ℗ 1991 Rheostatics Under Exclusive License To Six Shooter Records Inc.

    Released on: 1991-04-09

    Producer: Rheostatics
    Producer: Michael Phillip Wojewoda

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald

    6:19

    Provided to YouTube by Rhino/Warner Records

    The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald (1988 Version) · Gordon Lightfoot

    Gord's Gold Volume II

    ℗ 1988 Warner Records Inc.

    Writer: Gordon Lightfoot

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

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  • Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald

    6:29

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    Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald · Gordon Lightfoot

    Rhino Hi-Five: Gordon Lightfoot

    ℗ 1987 Warner Records Inc.

    Percussion: Barry Keane
    Guitar, Vocals: Gordon Lightfoot
    Drums: Jim Gordon
    Producer: Lenny Waronker
    Pedal Steel Guitar: Pee Wee Charles
    Bass Guitar: Rick Haynes
    Acoustic Guitar: Terry Clements
    Writer: Gordon Lightfoot

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald

    6:29

    Gordon Lightfoot signing about the loss of the Edmund Fitzgerald on Lake Superior (including some news footage) ... not the best version he has done, but some great video footage of the ship being built, launched, and sea trialed.

  • Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald

    6:29

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    Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald · Gordon Lightfoot

    Songbook

    ℗ 1987 Warner Records Inc.

    Percussion: Barry Keane
    Guitar, Vocals: Gordon Lightfoot
    Drums: Jim Gordon
    Producer: Lenny Waronker
    Pedal Steel Guitar: Pee Wee Charles
    Bass Guitar: Rick Haynes
    Acoustic Guitar: Terry Clements
    Writer: Gordon Lightfoot

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Edmund Fitzgerald Documentary 1995 Excellent!

    48:32

    Edmund Fitzgerald Documentary recorded from cable TV on VHS in 1995

  • Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald

    6:50

    Provided to YouTube by CDBaby

    Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald · Pierce Campbell

    Songs of the Sea

    ℗ 2003 Pierce Campbell

    Released on: 2003-01-01

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • The Wind and Seas That Sank The Edmund Fitzgerald

    6:23

    The Wind and Seas That Sank The Edmund Fitzgerald

  • Gordon Lightfoot - Discusses The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald | GRAMMYs

    2:18

    GRAMMY-nominated folk/rock legend Gordon Lightfoot recently participated in an installment of the GRAMMY Museum's An Evening With series. Before an intimate audience at the Museum's Clive Davis Theater, Lightfoot discussed his early music education and his 1976 hit The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald, among other topics. Lightfoot also performed a brief set, including The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald and his 1974 hit Sundown.

    ['The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald'] ” it's a whole story unto itself, from start to finish, and it still goes on [to] this day, said Lightfoot.

    Regarded as one of Canada's leading singer/songwriters, Lightfoot first gained acclaim in the 1960s penning hits for artists such as Peter, Paul And Mary and Marty Robbins. After signing with United Artists Records in 1966, Lightfoot released his debut album, Lightfoot! He followed with two classic albums, 1967's The Way I Feel and 1968's Did She Mention My Name? ” the latter earned him his first career GRAMMY nomination for Best Folk Performance. He scored his first platinum and lone No. 1 album to date with 1974's Sundown, which featured the chart-topping title track and Top 10 hit Carefree Highway. Cold On The Shoulder was released in 1975 and reached No. 10, followed by the platinum-selling Summertime Dream (1976, No. 12). Considered one of Lightfoot's finest albums, Summertime Dream featured The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald, a ballad about the final hours of the SS Edmund Fitzgerald, which sank in Lake Superior in 1975. The song garnered Lightfoot two GRAMMY nominations, including Song Of The Year, at the 19th Annual GRAMMY Awards.Subscribe NOW to GRAMMYs on YouTube:

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    Gordon Lightfoot - Discusses The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald | GRAMMYs

  • The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald

    3:34

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    The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald (Main Title from History Channel's Great Lake Warriors) · Marc Robillard

    The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald (Main Title from History Channel's Great Lake Warriors)

    ℗ 2012 Extreme Music

    Released on: 2012-07-19

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  • The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald Marc Robillard

    3:35

    Theme song from Great Lake Warriors on the History Channel, Marc Robillard's cover of Gordon Lightfoot's The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald

    The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down 
Of the big lake they call Gitche Gumee
    
The lake, it is said, never gives up her dead when the skies of November turn gloomy
    With a load of iron ore twenty-six thousand tons more 
Than the Edmund Fitzgerald weighed empty 
That good ship and true was a bone to be chewed 
When the gales of November came early

    The ship was the pride of the American side 
Coming back from some mill in Wisconsin 
As the big freighters go, it was bigger than most 
With a crew and good captain well seasoned 
Concluding some terms with a couple of steel firms 
When they left fully loaded for Cleveland 
And later that night when the ship's bell rang 
Could it be the north wind they'd been feeling
    na na na na na na na na na na na

    The wind in the wires made a tattle-tale sound 
And a wave broke over the railing 
And every man knew, as the captain did too 
Twas the witch of November come stealing
    ------------ 

    -----
--The captain wired in he had water coming in 
And the good ship and crew was in peril 
And later that night when his lights went out of sight 
Came the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald


    na na na na na .....

  • The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald

    6:44

    Whenever I have to deconvert someone of a love for terrible country music, I must introduce them to the greatness that is Canadian Folk such as Gordon Lightfoot. Enjoy!

    The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down
    Of the big lake they call Gitche Gumee
    The lake, it is said, never gives up her dead
    When the skies of November turn gloomy.

    With a load of iron ore - 26,000 tons more
    Than the Edmund Fitzgerald weighed empty
    That good ship and true was a bone to be chewed
    When the gales of November came early

    The ship was the pride of the American side
    Coming back from some mill in Wisconsin
    As the big freighters go it was bigger than most
    With a crew and the Captain well seasoned.

    Concluding some terms with a couple of steel firms
    When they left fully loaded for Cleveland
    And later that night when the ships bell rang
    Could it be the North Wind they'd been feeling.

    The wind in the wires made a tattletale sound
    And a wave broke over the railing
    And every man knew, as the Captain did, too,
    T'was the witch of November come stealing.

    The dawn came late and the breakfast had to wait
    When the gales of November came slashing
    When afternoon came it was freezing rain
    In the face of a hurricane West Wind

    When supper time came the old cook came on deck
    Saying fellows it's too rough to feed ya
    At 7PM a main hatchway caved in
    He said fellas it's been good to know ya.

    The Captain wired in he had water coming in
    And the good ship and crew was in peril
    And later that night when his lights went out of sight
    Came the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.

    Does anyone know where the love of God goes
    When the waves turn the minutes to hours
    The searchers all say they'd have made Whitefish Bay
    If they'd put fifteen more miles behind her.

    They might have split up or they might have capsized
    They may have broke deep and took water
    And all that remains is the faces and the names
    Of the wives and the sons and the daughters.

    Lake Huron rolls, Superior sings
    In the ruins of her ice water mansion
    Old Michigan steams like a young man's dreams,
    The islands and bays are for sportsmen.

    And farther below Lake Ontario
    Takes in what Lake Erie can send her
    And the iron boats go as the mariners all know
    With the gales of November remembered.

    In a musty old hall in Detroit they prayed
    In the Maritime Sailors' Cathedral
    The church bell chimed, 'til it rang 29 times
    For each man on the Edmund Fitzgerald.

    The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down
    Of the big lake they call Gitche Gumee
    Superior, they say, never gives up her dead
    When the gales of November come early.

  • Cover The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald

    6:44

    Left, Center and Right tracks over the Gordon Lightfoot version

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  • ILLEGAL - Cover of Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald by Gordon Lightfoot

    5:39

    This is our version of the Gordon Lightfoot song Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald. It was recorded on a Korg 32XD. I remember this song as a child, hearing it in the car on our annual summer trip from Detroit to my Dad's Uncle's Cherry Farm in Traverse City. I love when a song tells a story, and when it's a true story like this, it's that much more moving. There are a couple twists from the Lightfoot version. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did making it. God Bless the 29 men who went down, and God Bless their families.

  • Guitar Cover - Learn How to Play The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald by Gordon Lightfoot

    12:14

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  • Gordon Lightfoot - The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald

    6:22

    The final voyage of the Edmund Fitzgerald began November 9, 1975 at the Burlington Northern Railroad Dock No.1, Superior, Wisconsin. Captain Ernest M. McSorley had loaded her with 26,116 long tons of taconite pellets, made of processed iron ore, heated and rolled into marble-size balls. Departing Superior about 2:30 pm, she was soon joined by the Arthur M. Anderson, which had departed Two Harbors, Minnesota under Captain Bernie Cooper. The two ships were in radio contact. The Fitzgerald being the faster took the lead, with the distance between the vessels ranging from 10 to 15 miles.

    Aware of a building November storm entering the Great Lakes from the great plains, Captain McSorley and Captain Cooper agreed to take the northerly course across Lake Superior, where they would be protected by highlands on the Canadian shore. This took them between Isle Royale and the Keweenaw Peninsula. They would later make a turn to the southeast to eventually reach the shelter of Whitefish Point.

    Weather conditions continued to deteriorate. Gale warnings had been issued at 7 pm on November 9, upgraded to storm warnings early in the morning of November 10. While conditions were bad, with winds gusting to 50 knots and seas 12 to 16 feet, both Captains had often piloted their vessels in similar conditions. In the early afternoon of November 10, the Fitzgerald had passed Michipicoten Island and was approaching Caribou Island. The Anderson was just approaching Michipicoten, about three miles off the West End Light.

    Captain Cooper maintained that he watched the Edmund Fitzgerald pass far too close to Six Fathom Shoal to the north of Caribou Island. He could clearly see the ship and the beacon on Caribou on his radar set and could measure the distance between them. He and his officers watched the Fitzgerald pass right over the dangerous area of shallow water. By this time, snow and rising spray had obscured the Fitzgerald from sight, visible 17 miles ahead on radar.

    At 3:30 pm that afternoon, Captain McSorley radioed Captain Cooper and said: “Anderson, this is the Fitzgerald. I have a fence rail down, two vents lost or damaged, and a list. I’m checking down. Will you stay by me till I get to Whitefish?” McSorley was checking down his speed to allow the Anderson to close the distance for safety. Captain Cooper asked McSorley if he had his pumps going, and McSorley said, “Yes, both of them.”


    “The Wreck Site II” by David Conklin: Available online in the Shipwreck Coast Museum Store.
    As the afternoon wore on, radio communications with the Fitzgerald concerned navigational information but no extraordinarily alarming reports were offered by Captain McSorley. At about 5:20 pm the crest of a wave smashed the Anderson’s starboard lifeboat, making it unusable. Captain Cooper reported winds from the NW x W (305 ) at a steady 58 knots with gusts to 70 knots, and seas of 18 to 25 feet.

    According to Captain Cooper, about 6:55 pm, he and the men in the Anderson’s pilothouse felt a “bump”, felt the ship lurch, and then turned to see a monstrous wave engulfing their entire vessel from astern. The wave worked its way along the deck, crashing on the back of the pilothouse, driving the bow of the Anderson down into the sea.

    “Then the Anderson just raised up and shook herself off of all that water – barrooff – just like a big dog. Another wave just like the first one or bigger hit us again. I watched those two waves head down the lake towards the Fitzgerald, and I think those were the two that sent him under.”

    Morgan Clark, first mate of the Anderson, kept watching the Fitzgerald on the radar set to calculate her distance from some other vessels near Whitefish Point. He kept losing sight of the Fitzgerald on the radar from sea return, meaning that seas were so high they interfered with the radar reflection. First mate Clark spoke to the Fitzgerald one last time, about 7:10 pm:

  • Anna Coogan - The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald

    5:28

    cover of the Gordon Lightfoot song

  • Gordon Lightfoot - The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald ᴴᴰ

    6:35

    Studio version from the album, Summertime Dream (1976).

  • The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald

    5:57

    Provided to YouTube by IIP-DDS

    The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald · Hank Cramer

    If There's One More Song

    ℗ Ferryboat Music

    Released on: 2003-05-01

    Artist: Hank Cramer

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • The Dandy Warhols - The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald

    4:57

    The Dandy Warhols
    The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald (1999)
    (Lightfoot)

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  • The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald

    6:30

    My cover of the song The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald by Gordon Lightfoot. The SS Edmund Fitzgerald was launched in 1958, the largest of the Great Lakes freighters. She sank with the entire crew of 29, on November 10th, 1975, and remains the largest ship to have sunk in any of the Great Lakes.

    I own no rights to the song and am not profiting from it. Hope you enjoy!

  • The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald Gordon Lightfoot Cover

    7:56

    This was a request.. and a very good one.. I do it with the utmost respect for the 29 member crew of the Edmund Fitzgerald and their families, and for Gordon Lightfoot, who has honored their memory, making it last forever for the world with this brilliant and immortal song..

  • Tony Rice ~ Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald

    5:01

  • The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald Gordon Lightfoot

    6:40

    Just my story of what might have happened or just sort of a tribute.

  • How to Play The Wreck of The Edmund Fitzgerald - Gordon Lightfoot

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  • Dunragan : The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald.wmv

    6:14

    Dunragan recording of the Gordon Lightfoot track The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald. Tells the story of the 1975 tragedy where the all crew lost their lives when the ship sank in a storm,
    Music and lyrics ©1976 by Gordon Lightfoot
    Recorded at Glenrothes Digital Studios.
    Produced by Manny Charlton.

    The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down
    of the big lake they called Gitche Gumee.
    The lake, it is said, never gives up her dead
    when the skies of November turn gloomy.
    With a load of iron ore twenty-six thousand tons more
    than the Edmund Fitzgerald weighed empty,
    that good ship and true was a bone to be chewed
    when the Gales of November came early.

    The ship was the pride of the American side
    coming back from some mill in Wisconsin.
    As the big freighters go, it was bigger than most
    with a crew and good captain well seasoned,
    concluding some terms with a couple of steel firms
    when they left fully loaded for Cleveland.
    And later that night when the ship's bell rang,
    could it be the north wind they'd been feelin'?

    The wind in the wires made a tattle-tale sound
    and a wave broke over the railing.
    And ev'ry man knew, as the captain did too
    'twas the witch of November come stealin'.
    The dawn came late and the breakfast had to wait
    when the Gales of November came slashin'.
    When afternoon came it was freezin' rain
    in the face of a hurricane west wind.

    When suppertime came the old cook came on deck sayin'.
    Fellas, it's too rough t'feed ya.
    At seven P.M. a main hatchway caved in; he said,
    (*2010 lyric change: At 7 p.m., it grew dark, it was then he said,)
    Fellas, it's bin good t'know ya!
    The captain wired in he had water comin' in
    and the good ship and crew was in peril.
    And later that night when 'is lights went outta sight
    came the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.

    Does any one know where the love of God goes
    when the waves turn the minutes to hours?
    The searchers all say they'd have made Whitefish Bay
    if they'd put fifteen more miles behind 'er.
    They might have split up or they might have capsized;
    they may have broke deep and took water.
    And all that remains is the faces and the names
    of the wives and the sons and the daughters.

    Lake Huron rolls, Superior sings
    in the rooms of her ice-water mansion.
    Old Michigan steams like a young man's dreams;
    the islands and bays are for sportsmen.
    And farther below Lake Ontario
    takes in what Lake Erie can send her,
    And the iron boats go as the mariners all know
    with the Gales of November remembered.

    In a musty old hall in Detroit they prayed,
    in the Maritime Sailors' Cathedral.
    The church bell chimed 'til it rang twenty-nine times
    for each man on the Edmund Fitzgerald.
    The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down
    of the big lake they call Gitche Gumee.
    Superior, they said, never gives up her dead
    when the gales of November come early!

  • Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, Gordon Lightfoot

    5:36

    The University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
    The Singing Statesmen
    11/10/2018

  • The Dandy Warhols - The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald

    4:58

    'The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald', by The Dandy Warhols.
    Album: Come On Feel The Dandy Warhols.

  • Gordon Lightfoot The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald

    6:09

    A resynced television performance of a song from the 1976 Reprise Records album, Summertime Dream, that was later released as a single, and recounts the November 1975 shipping tragedy on Lake Superior that took the lives of 29 members of the doomed lake freighter's crew.

  • Gordon Lightfoot - The wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald 2012

    6:46

    Spent a long time making this video JUST FOR YOU LIGHTFOOT FANS ! I hope you get what the song is trying to say !
    ( Released April 2012 ) !
    You can get more secrets and facts about the ship and the song if you go to :

  • Gordon Lightfoot - The Wreck of The Edmund Fitzgerald

    6:37

    Gordon Lightfoot - The Wreck of The Edmund Fitzgerald.

    No money is being made from this and no credit being taken for the song or photos. This is just a tribute.

  • Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald

    6:50

    Provided to YouTube by CDBaby

    Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald · Phil Pritchett

    Blueprint Garage, Vol. 3

    ℗ 2010 Phil Pritchett

    Released on: 2010-10-08

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Gordon Lightfoot - The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald

    6:20

    Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald
    Music and lyrics ©1976 by Gordon Lightfoot

    The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down
    of the big lake they called Gitche Gumee.
    The lake, it is said, never gives up her dead
    when the skies of November turn gloomy.
    With a load of iron ore twenty-six thousand tons more
    than the Edmund Fitzgerald weighed empty,
    that good ship and true was a bone to be chewed
    when the Gales of November came early.

    The ship was the pride of the American side
    coming back from some mill in Wisconsin.
    As the big freighters go, it was bigger than most
    with a crew and good captain well seasoned,
    concluding some terms with a couple of steel firms
    when they left fully loaded for Cleveland.
    And later that night when the ship's bell rang,
    could it be the north wind they'd been feelin'?

    The wind in the wires made a tattle-tale sound
    and a wave broke over the railing.
    And ev'ry man knew, as the captain did too
    'twas the witch of November come stealin'.
    The dawn came late and the breakfast had to wait
    when the Gales of November came slashin'.
    When afternoon came it was freezin' rain
    in the face of a hurricane west wind.

    When suppertime came the old cook came on deck sayin'.

    Fellas, it's too rough t'feed ya.
    At seven P.M. a main hatchway caved in; he said,

    (*2010 lyric change: At 7 p.m., it grew dark, it was then he said,)

    Fellas, it's bin good t'know ya!
    The captain wired in he had water comin' in
    and the good ship and crew was in peril.
    And later that night when 'is lights went outta sight
    came the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.

    Does any one know where the love of God goes
    when the waves turn the minutes to hours?
    The searchers all say they'd have made Whitefish Bay
    if they'd put fifteen more miles behind 'er.
    They might have split up or they might have capsized;
    they may have broke deep and took water.
    And all that remains is the faces and the names
    of the wives and the sons and the daughters.

    Lake Huron rolls, Superior sings
    in the rooms of her ice-water mansion.
    Old Michigan steams like a young man's dreams;
    the islands and bays are for sportsmen.
    And farther below Lake Ontario
    takes in what Lake Erie can send her,
    And the iron boats go as the mariners all know
    with the Gales of November remembered.

    In a musty old hall in Detroit they prayed,
    in the Maritime Sailors' Cathedral.
    The church bell chimed 'til it rang twenty-nine times
    for each man on the Edmund Fitzgerald.
    The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down
    of the big lake they call Gitche Gumee.
    Superior, they said, never gives up her dead
    when the gales of November come early!


    Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald

    SS Edmund Fitzgerald, courtesy NOAA
    SS Edmund Fitzgerald
    Courtesy NOAA
    Read about the lyric change here.

    According to a legend of the Chippewa tribe, the lake they once called Gitche Gumee 'never gives up her dead.' -- Great Lakes: The Cruelest Month, James R. Gaines with Jon Lowell in Detroit, ©1975 Newsweek Magazine

    Thus began the Newsweek article in the issue of November 24, 1975. That lead and the news magazine's dry story inspired Gordon Lightfoot to write one of the greatest story songs ever.

    On November 10, 1975, an ore carrier - the Edmund Fitzgerald - sank in Lake Superior during a November storm, taking the lives of all 29 crew members. Later that month, Gordon Lightfoot, inspired by that article in Newsweek Magazine, wrote what is probably his most famous song: Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald (song clip).

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    Gordon Lightfoot: Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald Performed by Gordon Lightfoot. Single for voice, piano and guitar chords. C Major. 8 pages. Published by Alfred Publishing. (AP.VS0736)
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    Lightfoot wrote Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald as a tribute to the ship, the sea, and the men who lost their lives that night. When asked recently what he thought his most significant contribution to music was, he said it was this song, which he often refers to as The Wreck. In spite of its unlikely subject matter, the song climbed to #2 on the Billboard pop charts and Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald remains one the most stirring topical ballads ever written and a highlight of every Lightfoot concert. See the song lyrics below.

    Every year, on November 10th and the days leading up to it, there are commemorative services and other programs to remember the ship and the men who lost their lives.

    In 2010, Lightfoot changed one line in the lyrics of the song as a result of recent findings that it was waves and not crew error that lead to the shipwreck.

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