The Ballad Of Pelorus Jack [popularmusic |2016-02-11]
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~Tale of a heroic dolphin named Pelorus Jack who guided hundreds of ships through treacherous waters between Wellington and Nelson in New Zealand~


Ye old sailors men of the sea
A dolphin came to guide us safely
He swam in the waters known as French Pass
Leading us through currents to safety at last

My ship the Brindle she‘s steady and strong
Our friend Pelorus Jack helped us along
He leapt at my bow sharing his joy
Thru the mist and the rain, he did bid us ahoy!

Pelorus Jack knew the waters ahead
I will lead you through danger he said
Old faithful Jack he was here forty years
He gave his heart to us sailors

A drunken sailor on a ship named Penguin
Shot a bullet through Jack but he still fought to win
Four weeks we watched for him morning till night
One morn he appeared in the bright sunlight

The Penguin was lost in a violent storm
Jack turned away and all were forlorn
Thousands of ships were saved by his eyes
Will mankind now listen and hear dolphin‘s cries

Pelorus Jack, Oh where are you now
Leading a ship in heaven somehow
Pelorus Jack, our guide in the night
Your spirits in history, a legend in light

© April 16, 1989 3-D Lyrics By: Sharon Corr

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