The wreck of the Antoinette

The wreck of the Antoinette Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich
Words & music: Howard Blaikley
First released: 13.09.1968 on
Single 'The wreck of the Antoinette' (267 888 TF)

Running time: 3'06

(Spoken) Full fathom five, on the seabed she lies - the Antoinette

I sailed with the dawn
and the wind blew free
'Cross the bright shining sea
And it filled the sails of my Antoinette
Goodbye home and the one I love
Put my faith in the sky and the stars above
Cause there's nothing in this world I wouldn't bet
On my Antoinette

She carries your name
And for you I'll try
To be strong or I'll die
And I'll find my grave
In the rolling waves
Ride on baby don't you let me down
Ocean's big and you don't wanna see me drown
But a bitter rain begins to beat the deck
Of the Antoinette

Hear the wind come lashing
There's a sudden flash of lightning on the foam
Hold on, Antoinette
The ocean pounds in fury
On a man who fights against it all alone
Keep on, Antoinette.
She goes down with a sigh
And with her his last cry:
Antoinette! Antoinette!

Dawn breaks on the sea
And the long dark night
Now gives way to the light
And no trace remains of the Antoinette
Deep she lies on the ocean floor
Far away from the girl who still waits by the shore
Does she know her love is ended in the wreck
Of the Antoinette?

Deep she lies, deep she lies
Antoinette! Antoinette!

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