We’ve all heard Gordon Lightfoot’s “Edmund Fitzgerald,” but there are many more shipwreck tunes floating around. Many thanks to Brendan Kohrn for sending these my way. Enjoy!
The video shows William Pint and Felicia Dale playing “Lost,” a Ron Baxter song cut on heir 2004 LP Sea Seas. (I hear they do a great rendition of the classic “The Mary Stanford of Rye” as well.)
I haven’t found good online versions of these other classics — if you do, please send them along.
Ralph Sanders’s “The Booze Yacht” (here’s a bit more about the song’s background)
John Lay’s “When Carissa Came Ashore,” described as “a tongue-in-cheek ballad of the 1999 wreck and salvage of the cargo ship New Carissa on the Oregon coast.”
Know of any others?