Ends of the Earth
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From the ends of the Earth I'd return just to hold you again In a tavern in Plymouth our adventure awaits To my wife I've bid farewell as she waved from our gate With a voyage at sea destiny I have date For eight pieces of silver I boarded my fate With two years of provisions from sauerkraut to nails Nine ton Hogsheads of rum and casks brim full of ale We made ship shape the rigging from crows-nest to keel And with a weather eye open Captain Cook set sail Hang on to the winds and head out to sea Beyond the horizon the Ends of the Earth beckon we In three years of discovering new lands for the crown Two hundred thousand leagues with both Capes sailed around On a mission for the mythical Southern continent bound Well we searched the world over and it could not be found All around all around like the turn of a wheel In the year Seventeen hundred and seventy three A hundred ninety four men sailed into history 'Cross the Antarctic circle first ever we'd be Unknown unchartered waters first known ever seen Hang on for your lives we breach a new sea onward Beyond the horizon the Ends of the Earth there they be From the heavens of lush Polynesia a dream Paradise To a great barrier rim of impassable ice Frozen islands Volcanoes twelve thousand feet high Rising up one above other and into the distance On every attempt impenetrable resistance Gigantic glacial mountains lost through the clouds to the sky There's no way through to go All around ice around like the edge of a wheel All around all around there's no way round to go Ice around All around like the edge of a wheel At the Ends of the Earth In icy depths beneath us, graves await ghost drowned sunken men Will our fate be to sink here or return home to see you again In the fog & March darkness of a black midnight sun Our two ships separated though we fired sounding guns Time and tide wait for no man to the end we have come But come hell or high water journey home's just begun So turn the bow hard to starboard point our stern to this hell We've maps and treasures of value discovered tales we must tell Some never were seen again lost overboard they were fell But come the White Cliffs of Dover, Land home we will shall yell! Hang on to the winds and cut through the sea Beyond all horizons the Ends of the Earth we have seen Hang on for your lives you're living your dreams To find a place can't be found, need be lost else you'd know where it be Looming monoliths of Easter Island nearly lost our lives Attacked by savages with rocks thrown in battle cries On the Great barrier reef wrecked and almost capsized But nothing compares to the endless Sheer ice cliffs through no-one goes Transparent blue frozen walls only we can know Farther than ever reached before far as any man can go We've returned, from the ends of the Earth Like the edge of a wheel To find hell frozen over, there and back we lost many good men Like the turn of a wheel From the ends of the Earth I've returned, to hold you again
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